Humanity faces many atrocities including genocide, war, and crime. Dr. Borris is committed to the field of international conflict resolution including forgiveness and reconciliation on a political level. She works tirelessly in the area of political and peace psychology and uses political forgiveness to bring peace to communities and heal nations.
Since the 1980’s, Dr. Borris has been on the frontlines of forgiveness from the personal to the political. As a political psychologist she helps to rebuild war torn countries by ending the cycles of abuse and revenge which in some cases began centuries ago. Her work focuses on conflict resolution, trauma recovery and ultimately forgiveness and reconciliation in these conflict areas. She helps people living in emerging democracies to think about the issues needed to be grappled with in order to set up reconciliation processes such as truth and reconciliation commissions within their countries. She also designs regional and national dialogue processes which help emerging democracies heal from the wounds of the past and find the best plausible and peaceful future.
Not only does Dr. Borris go to war-torn countries, she leads the charge by training other high-profile people such as diplomats, peacekeepers and humanitarian organizations. She served as the Director of Training and Program Development for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) where she designed and implemented programs in international peacebuilding and conflict resolution, multi-track diplomacy, trauma recovery, forgiveness and reconciliation.