Manager, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation
She is a trained mediator with years of experience as a print media point-person for the not-for-profit organizations she has served in both Boston and Abuja, Nigeria.
Ms. Berwind-Dart first traveled to Nigeria in the summer of 2008 to conduct field research at Interfaith Mediation Centre sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (PON). In the Fall of 2009, she was appointed by Cherish Foundation, headquartered in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, to manage its intensive six month growth phase.
Before moving to Nigeria, she managed a two-year state department funded professional exchange program for young Nigerian leaders, an initiative of the Programs in Dispute Resolution at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Berwind-Dart continues to conduct both sponsored and independent research, and is co-authoring a forthcoming report regarding electoral violence in Nigeria’s 2011 polls. She also recently presented separate research findings at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s 2010 annual conference in Washington, D.C. In addition to her Masters, Ms. Berwind-Dart holds a B.A. with high honors from Oberlin College. She lives in Abuja, Nigeria.
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