Judith van den Boogert is a Senior Academy Fellow at the Clingendael Institute and has over 12 years of experience as a trainer and lecturer in more than 25 countries, especially in conflict resolution skills such as peace negotiation, (insider) mediation, conflict analysis and the facilitation of dialogue processes.
Within the Academy she develops and conducts training programmes for the multi-annual project ‘Negotiation Training as a Conflict Resolution Instrument’ for representatives of groups in conflict, (insider) mediators, and mediation support units. She trains people in understanding and knowing conflict resolution skills and how to consciously adapt these to a changing (conflict) situation when necessary. Judith also conducts courses for (foreign) diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, civil servants and other professionals within the Clingendael International Skills Programme.
Being an independent and certified mediator herself, Judith has facilitated several conflict transformation processes among groups in conflict (e.g. Israel/Palestinians, Pakistan, Ukraine, the Netherlands) and has her own independent mediation practice. Part of her work as mediator is preventive mediation and conflict coaching when there are signs of conflict escalation. Prior to her work at Clingendael Judith worked as a university lecturer for the University of Amsterdam (UvA) from 2009 - 2015. Here she taught and designed several courses in conflict resolution and social sciences, and was thesis supervisor for the minor Conflict Studies, (2009 – 2015). Furthermore, she worked as programme manager and university lecturer within the international dialogue programme Soliya.
She holds a MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance (Political Science) and a BA in Cultural Anthropology, with a specialization in Middle Eastern Studies, Religion and Conflict.