Brandt School Universität Erfurt

Dr. Juan A. Díaz-Prinz

Dr. Juan Armando Díaz-Prinz is a mediator, trainer and facilitator working on political, economic, and social integration. He lectures on a regular basis on conflict resolution and the methodology of integrative mediation, in places such as Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Macedonia, Germany, USA, and Serbia. He teaches peace mediation and strategic negotiations at several European universities with an interactive experiential learning approach.

Over the last 16 years, Dr. Díaz-Prinz has dedicated his work to peace-building in regions such as Soutch Eastern Europe, South Asia, and North Africa. In 2005, he co-founded the CSSP: Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation, and served as its Director and Chairperson from January 2005 until May 2012. In this capacity, he oversaw the development of the interactive problem-solving methodology, and he developed the use of interest-based negotiations in workshops with political leaders in divided communities. He has also worked on developing the concept of multi-track peace mediation in post-conflict areas. CSSP is an organization assisting local leaders in conflict areas to deal with the implementation and translation of peace initiatives at the local level.

In the last couple of years, Dr. Díaz-Prinz has accompanied the founding of the European Institute of Peace as the Lead at the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue. In this capacity, he has been advising international actors and working on developing a political party dialogue platform in Egypt.

Dr. Díaz-Prinz earned a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Arts from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. In 1994, he participated in the Minority Leaders Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. He received an M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Schiller International University in London, UK, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Kent. He wrote his dissertation on "The Helms-Burton Act and the EU-US Transatlantic Relationship", in which he analyzed negotiations between the US and the EU on Cuba using a multilevel game framework. His interests are in conflict resolution, negotiations, third-party intervention, democracy building, and human rights.

Courses taught at the Brandt School:

  • BLM: Introduction to International Mediation (WS)