Randa M. Slim

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Randa M. Slim, "manager of Middle East Programs for RESOLVE in Washington, DC; associate at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation; visiting adjunct professor at American University of Beirut, Lebanon; and former director of the National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution." [1]

"Randa Slim is the vice president of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue. She is based in the Dayton, Ohio office. Slim has worked with a number of international and US governmental and private sector organizations. Some of the projects she has developed and managed in the past 7 years include among others: a multi-year training program in collaborative problem solving for the Ministry of water and irrigation in Jordan and the water and wastewater agencies in Egypt; a government-NGO collaborative strategy in Lebanon; training seminars in conflict management for senior officials in Turkey; training workshops in citizen participation methodologies for NGOS in Egypt; a 3-year conflict prevention project in the Ferghana Valley in Central Asia; an ongoing dialogue and post-conflict peace-building project in Tajikistan; an ongoing unofficial trilateral dialogue initiative involving Arab, European and American unofficial leaders; and an ongoing democracy assessment project in 7 Arab countries.

"For eight years, she was a program officer in charge of the International Civil Society Programs at the Kettering Foundation, an operating and research foundation based in Dayton, Ohio. She has also held the position of senior mediator at the Washington, DC based Resolve, Inc. She has held fellowships at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and at the Kettering Foundation. She is a former board member of the Institute of Global Ethics and the National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution. She is currently an associate of the Kettering Foundation. She is a member of the Dartmouth Conference Regional Conflicts Task Force, a USRussian unofficial dialogue focusing on the relationship between the two countries. She is also a member of the US-Russian facilitating team of the Inter-Tajik Dialogue working with representatives of the political factions in Tajikistan to promote a sustainable national reconciliation process in the country.

"Slim earned her BS and MA degrees at the American University of Beirut and her PhD at the University of North Carolina. Slim has been a visiting adjunct professor at Royal Roads University in Canada, and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She has given talks and held training workshops in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

"Randa Slim has published on mediation, conflict prevention, post-conflict peace-building, and nongovernmental diplomacy, including “Small state mediation in international relations” in Mediation in International Relations (Bercovitch & Rubin, eds); “The new world disorder” (with David Mathews) in National Forum; “Managing conflict in divided societies: Lessons from Tajikistan” (with Harold Saunders) in Negotiation Journal; “The Inter-Tajik dialogue: from civil war towards civil society” (with Harold Saunders) in Accord; “The Ferghana Valley: In the midst of a host of crises” and “Tajikistan: From civil war to peacebuilding” (with Faredun Hodizoda) in Searching for Peace in Europe and Eurasia (van Tongeren, van de Veen, and Verhoeven, eds)." [2]

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  1. Randa M. Slim, Institute for Global Ethics, accessed January 21, 2009.
  2. Randa M. Slim, UN, accessed January 21, 2009.