ACR International Section Webinar Series

ACR-International Section and teamed together to present a webinar series this Spring available live only to ACR-International Section members and students

ACR International Section Chair, Rochelle Arms, will facilitate a presentation by Sister Pauline Acayo, head of Catholic Relief Services in Northern Uganda and Remo Moomiaie-Qajar of the Chantal Paydar Foundation. 

Peacing a Country Together


Peacing a Country Together - a presentation by Sister Pauline Acayo from The Werner Institute on Vimeo.


Sister Pauline and the Foundation have worked together recently to support Sister Pauline’s projects in Uganda reintegrating child soldiers and working with war orphans.  Sister Pauline, joining from Uganda, and Remo in New Jersey, will discuss their work and collaboration in this webinar: Peacing a Country Together.

In 2005, Sr. Pauline Acayo was named a Woman Peacemaker of the Year by San Diego University's International Justice and Peace Department for her work in grassroots peacebuilding. In 2006, she was one of ten employees to be named a Beacon of Peace by Catholic Relief Services. Most recently, Sr. Pauline won an Outstanding Leadership Award from Association for Conflict Resolution’s International Section. A native of northern Uganda, Sr. Pauline is deeply knowledgeable about local land and development issues. Sr. Pauline's great skills, dedication to peacebuilding in northern Uganda,and knowledge of the northern Ugandan milieu make her one of the leading peacebuilding professionals in Uganda. 

Remo Moomiaie-Qajar is the the Founder and current President of the Chantal Paydar Foundation. As a trained surgeon, medical technology innovator and social entrepreneur, he understands the need to impact lives through a mixture of innovation, creativity and philanthropy.  Remo serves to improve, expand, and ensure that his late cousin, Chantal’s memory and contributions to the world community continue through the charity that bears her name. Remo happily served as care taker for Chantal in her final years. 

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ACR-International Section and teamed together to present a webinar series this Spring.  Join us for this webinar as ACR International Section President, Rochelle Arms, will facilitate Ashok Panikkar's presentation on:

Unpacking Before You Travel:The challenges of taking CR and Mediation to new shores

Unpacking Before You Travel:The challenges of taking CR and Mediation to new shores from The Werner Institute on Vimeo.


With great humor and wisdom gained from years of conflict intervention work throughout India and abroad, Ashok will share conventional and unconventional pieces of advice for conflict interveners. Ashok will touch on the balance of maintaining humility in a foreign land, while owning what expertise you have to offer. This promises to be an invaluable webinar for practitioners working in or planning to work in foreign contexts.


About Ashok Panikkar

Ashok Panikkar, Meta-Culture's Founder and Executive Director is a conflict resolution professional who has worked as a Conflict Management Consultant, Mediator, Facilitator and Director of Training all over the United States, India and in Europe.

Prior to starting Meta-Culture, India's first full service conflict and dialogue facilitation center, he directed a successful organizational conflict resolution program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, successfully mediating hundreds of disputes. As a professional facilitator, his experience ranges from working with Fortune 500 companies, to mid-sized organizations, governmental and non-governmental groups and educational institutions.

Ashok has a Master's degree in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and advanced training in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from leading institutes in the US, such as Harvard Law School and Center for Dispute Resolution, Boulder, Colorado. He has presented well-received papers at professional conferences in India and the US, written for professional journals and was elected to the board of the New England-Association of Conflict Resolution (NE-ACR) for the year 2004-2005.  He was also on the Board of Mediators Beyond Borders from January 2010-December 2012.

Ashok was the Keynote speaker at the Mediators Beyond Borders Congress, a prestigious professional conference held in Los Angeles in March 2011.  He has also been an invited speaker and presenter at the United Nations, Cardozo Law School, NYU, Regis University, Denver, CO, UMass, Boston and the ABA.

Meta-Culture is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding International Leadership Award presented by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), USA.

Watch the previous webinar:


ACR-International Section and teamed together to present a webinar series this Spring available live only to ACR-International Section members and students.


George Gachara is a young African who has contributed to post-conflict efforts in his home country Kenya and in Zimbabwe.  George has had to navigate the politics of interventions; he has had to circumvent the hierarchy, taxonomy and acceptable range of tools to effectively intervene in his country’s own conflicts.

In this webinar George seeks to interrogate his role as an intervener, through the lenses of the different players in his conflict context, in order to deconstruct the persona of the intervener, to shed light on the persona one has to adopt in order to dignify those he is intervening for.

This conversation is relevant to those who work at the front-line of human interactions; mediators, conflict prevention practitioners as well as students seeking to play these roles.

Rochelle Arms


Rochelle Arms, Chair of ACR's International Section, will be the facilitator of the webinar.  Rochelle is also the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the New York Peace Institute.

After signing up, you will receive an email the day before with the link to attend the webinar.  Only those who are members of the ACR International Section will be able to attend this webinar.

We highly recommend you click this link [HERE] prior to the date of the webinar to make sure the software works on your computer.


Learn how to become a member of ACR [HERE]

Learn more about the ACR International Section [HERE]


If you have any questions, please ask below in the comments section.

Comment by Bryan Hanson on April 17, 2013 at 5:26pm

The Archive from the first international section webinar with George Gachara is now available for viewing. Please feel free to continue the conversation within this forum by posting your comments and questions.

Enjoy! Bryan

Comment by Luis Ore on May 15, 2013 at 12:31pm

Thank You and Rochelle for making this happen !!! 

Comment by Bryan Hanson on May 16, 2013 at 4:18pm

Hello Everyone, the archive for Ashok's presentation is now available for viewing. Simply click play on the video player above. It is packed with some wonderful information and definitely worth the viewing, even if you were at the live session. I caught plenty of good tidbits the second time through. Enjoy!

Comment by Bryan Hanson on June 25, 2013 at 11:29am

Hello all, the third webinar presented by the International Section of ACR and the ADRHub is now available for streaming. You will find it at the top of this page. Simply click play on the video box and enjoy!


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