Advisor, Mediation and Negotiation
Global Learning for Conflict Transformation
Narine Karapetyan is a mediation and negotiation advisor and trainer in the Global Learning for Conflict Transformation department. She provides support to Berghof Foundation’s various capacity building and conflict transformation activities, particularly focused on negotiation, mediation and dialogue. An experienced and certified mediator and trainer, she closely collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders and organisations, including at the local and international levels. Additionally, she is the course co-director for a number of annual training courses with partner organisations, such as the course on National Dialogue and Peace Mediation with swisspeace, and the Mediation Course with the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF).
With nearly a decade of experience in the conflict resolution field, she has trained hundreds of participants, including diplomats, international civil service members, civil society, community elders, and youth leaders. Her previous professional experiences include the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School, with a focus on both practice and theory. At the Program on Negotiation, she supported various executive education programs on negotiation, mediation, and leadership. Furthermore, through the Harvard Mediation Program she both served as a mediator in the Greater Boston area District Courts and trained aspiring new mediators as a member of the Training Corps.
Narine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Alabama in International Relations and Political Science, and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Suffolk University Law School. She is a lawyer by training and admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, USA.