Nathalie is a disruptive Mediator with over 20 years of experience in the field of conflict engagement, both domestically and internationally.
In 2005, Mrs. Al-Zyoud led a high-level track-II diplomatic engagement in Chad where she helped negotiate foreign policy changes with UN, USG, and EU representatives to amplify the efforts of civil society organizations and the Diaspora working towards the organization of an inclusive national dialogue. In 2014, she built an inter-religious peacebuilding platform in Burkina Faso to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) and starting in 2015 coached insider mediators in the Central African Republic to mediate conflicts around economic, land, forced displacements and security issues.
Nathalie engages with people impacted by violent inter-ethnic, inter-religious and/or agro-pastoral conflicts as well as those affected by workplace, family, and community tensions. She facilitates restorative justice and re-entry circles as well as designs and supports organizational systems shifts. She is currently working with others on designing a just transition towards a regenerative socio-economic system.
She taught at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she graduated with a Master of International Public Policy. She currently teaches part-time at George Washington University (GW).
Nathalie Al-Zyoud is fluent in English and in French.