Moving Beyond Multi-Track Diplomacy and Big Man Mediation

Moving Beyond Multi-Track Diplomacy and Big Man Mediation

Author: Emma Leslie, Shadia Marhaban, Meredith Preston McGhie, Ameya Kilara, Julia Roig, Christine Ahn, and Neha Sanghrajka
Published by: CPCS
Publication date: February 2022

What is mediation in the 21st century? What does it mean to be a peace leader in this time? How could organizations adapt to shocks like pandemics and ever-shifting dynamics? And why should we let go of the “big man” approach to solving conflicts?

We asked seven world-renowned peace leaders at the forefront of 21st-century mediation and peacebuilding to share their experiences and lessons learned to help answer these traditional approaches and inspire those who read it and work for peace everywhere. The writings in this book are excerpted from the 9th Asia Peace Practitioners Research Conference, hosted by the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in November 2020. These powerful words and engaging discussions reflect a significant shift in how mediation and peacebuilding are seen.
Videos of each chapter are available.

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