SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC


Juan Diaz

CONTACT South Asia

PhD, International Relations, University of Kent
MA, Gender and Diversity Competence, Free University
MA, International Relations and Diplomacy, Schiller University
BA, Political Science and Communication Arts, St. Thomas University

Juan Diaz

Juan Diaz is a mediator, trainer, and facilitator working on political, economic, and social integration. He teaches peace mediation and strategic negotiations at several European universities with an interactive experiential learning approach. Over the last 15 years, Juan has dedicated his work to peacebuilding in regions such as Southeastern Europe, South Asia, and North Africa. In 2005, he co-founded the CSSP: Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation and served as its director and chairperson from January 2005 to May 2012. In this capacity, he oversaw the development of the interactive problem-solving methodology and developed the use of interest-based negotiations in workshops with political leaders in divided communities. He also has worked on developing the concept of multitrack peace mediation in post-conflict areas. In the last couple of years, he has accompanied the founding of the European Institute of Peace as the lead at the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue. In this capacity, he has been advising international actors and working on developing a political party dialogue platform in Egypt.