Eileen Ruth Borris, EdD, specializes in international conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, dialogue, multi-track diplomacy, and peace building. She is a highly regarded speaker, author, consultant, and trainer in the areas of forgiveness, conflict resolution, and the healing of nations. Hailed as the leading expert in her field, Dr. Borris harnesses a unique set of skills and experiences gained over her past two decades of service as both a clinical and political psychologist. She designs and implements programs that escalate transformation in the way international conflicts are resolved, resulting in dramatic progress in places that had been ravished by centuries-old struggles. She is revered for changing society’s vision of peacekeeping and working unyieldingly towards reconciling world conflicts.
Since the 1980s, Dr. Borris has worked internationally to help rebuild more than fifteen of the world’s most volatile and war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Liberia, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Republic of Georgia. She is the former president of Forgiveness International and still serves on the board of this organization whose mission is to advance individual and societal transformation through the practice of forgiveness in order to create sustainable peace. She has also served as 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.