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• Extensive experience as a teacher, trainer, facilitator, mediator, researcher and evaluator in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Southeast Asia and the US
• Specialist in conflict analysis and resolution, facilitation, peacebuilding and civil society development
• Trained over 1,500 educators, youth, business, community and religious leaders, nongovernmental and governmental representatives
• Senior program management experience in all aspects of design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, budgeting and fiscal management
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Bolivia, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Georgia (indirectly after having done many trainings and projects for Georgians, Abkhazians and South Ossetians), Spain
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Co-founder/Senior Partner, Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT); and Independent Consultant
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Design, Training, Intervention
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Carstarphen, N., Avruch, K, and Collins, L. (2011). Peace Through Economic Opportunity, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Public-Private Partnership: A Case Study of the Irish Peace Process Cultural Training Programme. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 6(2), pp. 73-87.
Carstarphen, N. (2006). “A Map Through Rough Terrain: A Guide for Intercultural Conflict Resolution.” In Michelle LeBaron and Venashri Pillay, Conflict across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences, Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, pp 137-181.
Carstarphen, N. (2004). Making the Other Human: The Role of Personal Stories to Bridge Deep Differences. In Hannah Slavik (Ed.), International Communication and Diplomacy. DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva, pp. 177-196.
LeBaron, M., & Carstarphen, N. (1997). Negotiating Intractable Conflict: The Common Ground Dialogue Process and Abortion. Negotiation Journal, 13 (4), 341-361.
Carstarphen, N., & Shapiro, I. (1997). Facilitating Between Gang Members and Police. Negotiation Journal, 13 (2), 185-207.
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