Deniz Kite is the Founder of GMN (Global Mediators & Negotiators) which trains, mentors and certifies mediators in Turkey, Cyprus, Brazil, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan and Paraguay and certifies Turkish & Kurdish speaking mediators worldwide as an IMI (International Mediation Institute) QAP. She is the founder of Negotiators Society which promotes good negotiation practice and negotiation culture in Turkey & Central Asia and developed the Code of Conduct for Negotiators. Ms.Kite is the first professional mediator of Turkey & the first Turkish Speaking IMI Certified Mediator, Member of Consultants’ Panel at MBBI (Mediators Beyond Borders International) Washington D.C and Founder of MBBI Turkey, QAP Appraisal Committee Member at IMI, the first Turkish Musteshar of Egypt, listed international mediators of Milan & Florence Chamber of Commerce and a mentor at Workinton Incubation Center.
Deniz Kite is the Founder of GMN (Global Mediators & Negotiators) which trainers, mentors and certifies mediators in Turkey, Cyprus, Brazil, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan and Paraguay and certifies Turkish & Kurdish speaking mediators worldwide as an IMI (International Mediation Institute) QAP. She is the founder of Negotiators Society which promotes good negotiation practice and negotiation culture in Turkey & Central Asia and developed the Code of Conduct for Negotiators. Ms.Kite is the first professional mediator of Turkey & the first Turkish Speaking IMI Certified Mediator, Member of Consultants’ Panel at MBBI (Mediators Beyond Borders International) Washington D.C and Founder of MBBI Turkey, QAP Appraisal Committee Member at IMI, the first Turkish Musteshar of Egypt, listed international mediators of Milan & Florence Chamber of Commerce and a mentor at Workinton Incubation Center.
Before she started her career as a trainer in 2003, she lived 14 years in Vienna during which she was focused on fashion design and corporate clothing. During 1988-2002 some of her customers were very elite boutiques of Austria, and some well-known companies in Austria & Germany such as ÖWD, Securitas, Tchibo, Anker Brot, Daimler Benz. After studying International Relations, MA Psychology and PhD in Management, she focused on negotiation & mediation “had her mediation training in Vienna” and as for today, she trained more than 600 mediators in Turkey who are the first and counted as best trained mediators & trainers of mediation in the country. As a mediator & negotiator, her specialization is family business disputes, workplace disputes & commercial disputes and as well as contract negotiations.
She developed close relationships with governmental bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Family and Social Politics, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice and she as well developed considerable programmes with many Chamber of Commerce such as Kayseri, Gaziantep, Adana, Konya, Mersin, Ankara, Denizli and with Bar Associations such as Ankara, Adana, Istanbul, Gaziantep.
She worked as an academician at Istanbul Commerce University in 2004-2005 and was the Academic Director at Girne American University in Istanbul between 2015-2016. She delivered trainings such as crisis management, relationship & communication management, communication in general, team management, unifying leadership, mediation, decision making, problem solving, time management, coaching, intercultural communication, negotiation, conflict management and resolution, international marketing, emotion management, relationship management, critical thinking, etc to many national and international organizations such as Marks & Spencer, Istanbul Municipality, Aksa Jeneratörleri, Turkish Military Academy, Inci Yaldız, Coca-Cola, Acıbadem Hospitals, special categorized Hotels in Cappadocia, Ottoman Imperial Hotel, at European Development Centers at Denizli, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Adana, Mersin, Trabzon, Government SME Development Centres, Garanti Bankası, Pierre Cardin, Garanti Teknoloji, Legrande. She served as mediator/consultant at different companies; Coca-Cola, Fenerbahçe, Adana Demirspor, some family businesses which their names, due to the code of ethics, can’t be mentioned in Gaziantep, Kayseri, Antalya, İstanbul, İzmit, Nevşehir, Adana. Besides she works closely with different Rotary Clubs and some other respected NGOs in Turkey. While consulting to TUKID, the biggest Stationary Association of Turkey, she developed the Quality Criteria for Retail Stationaries and as well the Training Programme for Retail Stationaries in coordination with Istanbul Commerce University.
Ms.Kite believes that Negotiation Culture is one of the most effective tools against polarization of today; a great way people at all levels can communicate effectively, argue productively and live harmoniously with respect to all differences. Therefore since 2014, she has been promoting Principled Negotiation in Turkey. Over 400 people; lawyers, business people, NGO workers & volunteers, university students got basic negotiation training. She cooperated with different NGOs of Turkey, such as JCI, Common Purpose, Rotary Clubs & Lions, Social Mind Association, and companies such as Garanti Teknoloji to develop Negotiation Culture. She structured an accreditation procedure (as GMN) with the belief that negotiation has to be a globally recognized profession. Since June 2018, Negotiation Culture Programme had almost 70 graduates who had advanced training, cooperated with Babes Bolyai University and got the sponsorship from Leyla Alaton, one of the most successful women CEOs of Turkey.
Deniz Kite has written 8 books; 4 poetry books, 2 books on mediation, one included her paintings and was on meditation and one philosophical novel between 2005-2013. Her last book “A Mediators Hand Book” is at the publisher now and will be on sale by April 2019. She wrote International Politics at Cumhuriyet Newspaper between 2003-2004 and continued her writings at different e-magazines, journals and blogs. At the moment she is at the Consultant Panel and a listed writer at Anka Enstitusu (an international politics journal). She has been invited many times to TV programmes, such as Sky News, Star, Haber 24, Kanal 7 and was the speaker at many conferences some of which are American Bar Association Conference, MBB Congress, United Nations, New York Peace Institute, Turkish Mediators Congress, Zagreb Mediation Conference.
Since 2017, she is one of the mentors at Workinton Incubation Center in Istanbul and as well Jury Member selecting entrepreneurs for international competitions and also studying sociology at Istanbul University.
Who Is Negotiators Society
Building negotiation culture,
Promoting good negotiation practice
Facilitating negotiation trainings
Building standarts for skilled, reliable and wise negotiators
Qualifying negotiators globally
Spreading negotiation experience worldwide
Integrity & Ethical Conduct
Transparency & Reliability
Diligence & Commitment
Respect & Empowerment
Competence & Quailty
Ahmet Sözen is the professor of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU). Sözen received his BA degree in 1991 in English Language Education from Bogazici/Bosphorus University (İstanbul, Turkey), his MA in International Relations in 1993 from Syracuse University (USA) and his PhD in Political Science (International Relations) in 1999 from University of Missouri (USA).
He was the Provost (Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs) at EMU during 2014-16. He is also the founding Director of Cyprus Policy Center – a think tank within EMU. Besides his university work, Prof. Sözen is the founding Turkish Cypriot Co-Director of the UNDP funded program Cyprus 2015 which operated first under Interpeace (established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace) and later became the first inter-communal think-tank called SeeD – Center for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development. Sözen is currently the Research Director of SeeD. During his PhD dissertation fieldwork – which was on the Cyprus inter-communal peace negotiations, Sözen was granted one of the fifty 1997 Paul Harris Ambassadorial Peace Scholarships on International Conflict Resolution given on a worldwide competition by International Rotary Foundation. Sözen’s current research interests include conflict resolution, peace-building processes, governance in multi-ethnic societies, the Cyprus conflict and negotiations, Turkish foreign policy and democratization processes.
Sözen has also been very active on the policy and advocacy fronts. His experience over the last twenty years as a peace-activist includes peace-building and democratization processes, including participating into peace-negotiations from the first-track in Cyprus where Sözen was a member of the official Turkish Cypriot negotiation team in the UN-led peace negotiations; active involvement in second-track peace and democratization initiatives; providing training and education in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation and peace-building; designing policy recommendations based on objective participatory research with the societal stakeholders and polling.
Prof. Sözen has given dozens of invited speeches on conflict resolution – including two TED talks (TEDxNicosia 2012 and TEDXEMUniversity 2014) and the Cyprus conflict in many different countries and he frequently appears on both local and Turkish media, as well as international media, such as BBC and Al Jazeera, where he comments on world events.
Jean Carlos Lima is one of the Founder of IBRAMAC in Brazil. He holds a PhD. degree in international law and post-doctor in law with an emphasis in negotiation and mediation. he is one of the Senior Counselors of the American International Commercial Arbitrator Court in the USA. Prof.Lima is Vice President and South America representative of Global Mediators & Negotiators (GMN). He is an IMI (International Mediation Institute) and GMN Certified Mediator. He is a professor at American Trinity University, and also at Salgado de Oliveira University- Brazil. Prof. Lima is the author of several books and is a highly respected international mediator and arbitrator.
Christian-Radu Chereji is an anthropologist, a mediator, a photographer and an explorer of the realm of conflict. He goes to the far corners of the world to document indigenous practices of conflict management, with a focus on mediation procedures, techniques and tools. He thinks old wisdom holds many lessons for the modern practitioner in the field of conflict resolution. Christian has a BA in History and a PhD in Philosophy. He has been a teacher of conflict studies for more than 20 years and a mediation trainer and practitioner for more than 10 years.