Natalia Mirimanova is a conflict resolution scholar- practitioner and has over 25 years of experience of mediation,  design and facilitation of dialogue processes, research and  advocacy in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, Moldova,  Ukraine, Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Cyprus.  Natalia received her Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Natalia  has served as a consultant for the UN, OSCE, EU, Internews,  Aga Khan Foundation, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue  and other international, national and local governmental  and non-governmental organisations.