CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ACR INTERNATIONAL OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD!
MESSAGE FROM MARY DAMIANAKIS, CHAIR
Welcome to all our International Section Members!
MESSAGE FROM LEE PAULSON, CHAIR-ELECT
Dear friends and colleagues,
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as Chair-elect for this 2013 to 2014 term. I’m excited to get to know more of our diverse membership and continue to work with the section to help us achieve our goals in the new year. We have a strong and energized leadership group and a membership committed to continued growth and expanding the section’s outreach activities globally.
I have a background in linguistics with a master’s in mediation and applied conflict studies. I’ve lived and worked in South-east Asia and West Africa. I’ve currently volunteering for a local mediation center in Maryland working in international development with most of my projects located in West Africa. I’m particularly interested in outreach to Africa and Asia as well as strengthening our current efforts and ties.
GREETINGS FROM ROCHELLE ARMS, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
November 9, 2013
Dear International Section Friends,
It was a great honor to serve as chair of the section this year, and I thank you all for giving me the trust and opportunity. In addition to our webinars and Argentina conference, we pulled off a moving and enlightening International Day in Minneapolis last month, please check out our photos!
This year was definitely a team effort! I want to specially thank the following people and organizations for the support, time and guidance they lent throughout the year, without which we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish our many goals and responsibilities: ADR Hub, Alba and Mario de Almeida, Alicia Garayo, Amanda Ottman, Ashok Panikkar, Bryan Hanson, Charlie Wisoff, Clara Gomez, Cristina Camelino, Elyse Patterson, Equipo I.M.C.A., Gail Ervin, George Gachara, Hriday Sarma, JAMS Foundtion, Jeff Thompson, Jim Nelson and the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club, Jonathan Rosenthal, Lee Paulson, Lewis Dabney, Marcos Favero, Maria Drlje, Mariah Levison, Mary Damianakis, Melissa Appleton, Natalie Alvarez, Sr. Pauline Acayo, Remo Moomiaie-Qajar, Sthea Mason, Walter Wright, and last but certainly not least, the wonderfully dedicated staff of ACR: Monique Crowder, Leah Retting, Suzanne Burnett, and Valery Bowman. THANKS to you all!
I look forward to supporting Mary Damianakis and Lee Paulson as they take the section reins in the coming years, and as always, please reach out to me (email@example.com) if I can be of service to you.
All the best,
The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. Based in the United States, ACR represents and serves a diverse national and international audience that includes more than 6,000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making.
The ACR International Section is one of 18 ACR’s professional interest/topical Sections that provide members with a way to meet other professionals in their special areas of interest. It is made up of hundreds of ACR members from countries around the world and is one of the fastest growing ACR Sections. The Section is committed to honoring and building understanding of the differences in cultures, language and approaches to effective conflict resolution and building peaceful coexistence. more
Individuals outside the United States who wish to be affiliated with ACR may do so as International Virtual Members for $63.00 per year. For further information, CLICK HERE.
ACR's INTERNATIONAL SECTION, IN COOPERATION WITH CONSULTORA EQUIPO I.M.C.A. AND THE UNIVERSIDAD DE CIENCIAS EMPRESARIALES Y SOCIALES, SPONSORED A SECOND CONFERENCE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA ON AUGUST 29-30, 2013. ABOUT NINETY PEOPLE ATTENDED FROM ARGENTINA, OTHER LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES, THE UNITED STATES AND ITALY. TO SEE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CONFERENCE, CLICK HERE.
DID YOU MISS ONE OR MORE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECTION'S WEBINARS THAT ROCHELLE ARMS FACILITATED WITH GEORGE GACHARA, ASHOK PANIKKAR, SISTER PAULINE ACAYO AND REMO MOOMIAIE-QAJAR? TO LISTEN TO THEIR WEBINARS, CLICK HERE.