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Consensus Building Institute (CBI) Founder Lawrence Susskind Wins First Mediators Beyond Borders Peacemaker Award


Consensus Building Institute (CBI) Founder and MIT Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, Lawrence Susskind, was recently awarded the first Kenneth Cloke Peacemaker Award for outstanding and lasting contributions in International Peacebuilding. Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) presented the award at their annual Congress that took place March 4-6, 2011 in Los Angeles.

MBBs Peacemaker Award is presented each year to someone who has been a living example of dedication, excellence, and commitment -- not just to peace in general, but to the arduous task of finding ways by which people can agree. This is the first year the award has been given, said MBBs President, Kenneth Cloke. We chose Susskind as its first recipient to set the bar as high as we couldIt is an honor for us to be able to acknowledge and celebrate Larry and the work of CBI, he said.

Susskind delivered a keynote address at the MBB Congress, focusing on CBIs recent work with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a member organization that helps governments tackle economic, social and governance challenges. A full copy of his talk can be read here:

Consensus Building Institute is a not-for-profit consulting organization whose practitioners work with leaders, advocates, experts, and communities across the globe to promote effective negotiations, build consensus, and resolve conflicts. Many of its approaches have been developed through the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, where a number of CBIs staff and Board members are affiliated.

Mediators Beyond Borders is a non-profit, humanitarian organization established to partner with communities worldwide to build their conflict resolution capacity for preventing, resolving and healing from conflict.




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