Dr. Eileen Borris


Healing Nations from political violence by going beyond conflict through Political Forgiveness and Multi-Track Diplomacy.

Licensed Psychologist, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Leader in Global Conflict Resolution

Dr. Eileen Borris is a highly regarded speaker, author, consultant, and trainer on the subjects of forgiveness, conflict resolution, and the healing of nations. Hailed as the leading expert in her field of work, Dr. Borris harnesses a unique set of skills and experiences that she has gained over more than twenty years as both a personal and political psychologist. Dr. Borris is revered for actively and efficiently changing society’s vision of peacekeeping by working unyieldingly towards reconciling world conflicts.

Since the 1980’s, Dr. Borris has worked internationally to help rebuild more than fifteen of the world’s most volatile and war-torn countries, including Liberia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Israel, and the Occupied Territories. She is on the Board of Directors as well as Past-President of Forgiveness International, an organization whose mission is to advance individual and societal transformation through the practice of forgiveness in order to create sustainable peace.

Dr. Borris’s primary goal in life is to help people heal from pain and suffering on an individual level and on a societal level. She wants to stop violence. Her passion to help heal the wounds of conflict and war is rooted in her desire to be of service to humanity. Growing up during the cold war, Dr. Borris was exposed to how vulnerable this world can be and that at any moment this world could be at the brink of war.

Hearing horrific stories about World War II, Dr. Borris knew that this should not happen ever again to anyone. Committed to helping end genocide and war Dr. Borris became a psychologist with a special interest in political psychology. This has led her to working in areas of conflict around the world as Director of Training for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and being on the board of Forgiveness International of which she is past president. She has worked in a number of venues and in a number of countries with women leaders, including heads of state to implement multi-track diplomacy and political forgiveness and is devoted to working with women leaders and heads of states to empower women to fully participate politically and as peacebuilders within their own societies. Dr. Borris is very committed to the healing of nations from political violence by going beyond conflict through the work of political forgiveness.

Through her on the ground experience and research work Dr. Borris is a world expert in political forgiveness. She has developed a political forgiveness framework which provides the building blocks in helping countries heal from conflict and war. For leaders who are seeking solutions to restore peace, overcome political violence and reach beyond conflict to rebuild their nations Dr. Borris can provide the tools and the necessary ingredients as to what enables a great leader to transform their societies. Above all by teaching about political forgiveness Dr. Borris provides hope for any leader or group of people who want to end conflict and heal their nation showing them that anything is possible.

She has served as the Director of Training and Program Development at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) in Washington, DC, whose mission is to promote a systems-based approach to conflict resolution training and communication. Dr. Borris specializes in international conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation dialogue, multi-track diplomacy, and peace building.

Aside from her universal efforts, Dr. Eileen Borris has also worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice since 1985. Dr. Borris offers therapy and psychological services through the Arizona Center for Transformational Healing. Her clinical focus covers the emotional pain associated with betrayal in intimate relationships, such as marriage and family.

Dr. Eileen Borris is currently in the final stages of editing her second book: “Takes Two to Tango – the Steps World Leaders Follow to Resolve Conflict”


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