Tobi Dress-Germain, Director
Toby Dress-Germain is the former Director of Mediation Programs
for the Human Rights Commission of the City of New York. She is an attorney,
mediator, writer, peacebuilding specialist, international adviser, and mediation
programme designer, with specializations in conflict prevention, mediation and
related human security issues.
She has served as a consultant, lecturer,
instructor, writer, and editor for academic institutions, United Nations
agencies, and other intergovernmental organizations and NGOs, on issues
including human and collective security, conflict prevention, peacebuilding,
mediation, facilitation, reconciliation and co-existence, governance, civil
society institution building, rule of law, communications, and creation of
mediation programmes for organizations, administrative agencies and
governmental departments and ministries.
She has lectured in universities, graduate
programmes and law schools in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and
has published in national and international journals and in the academic press
on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In 2005 she was commissioned to
author a Development Dossier on conflict prevention for the United
Nations, Designing Peacebuilding Infrastructures: Taking
a Systems Approach to the Prevention of Violent Conflict.
She is currently working on a follow-up volume, Planning for Peace: Creating an Enabling Environment for Human Security.
We have an extensive network of associates to call on for specialized services. Our roster of associates includes mediators, facilitators, lecturers, trainers, writers, and editors.