Christian Radu Chereji is professor of conflict studies at Babe?-Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj, Romania. He is a conflict anthropologist with an interest in traditional conflict management practices and has worked on mediation-related research project in Greece, Turkey, United States and Uganda, among others. He was a 2013-14 Fulbright Senior Scholar, and founded the Conflict Studies Center at BBU. Christian is the senior editor of the Conflict Studies Quarterly journal, one of the few academic journals dedicated to conflict studies in all their inter-disciplinary aspects. Christian is also a practicing mediator, and one of the pioneers of mediation in Romania. He has acted as a consultant to the national body regulating mediation in Romania, to the Romanian Parliament on mediation legislation, and to the Prime Minister of Romania on mediation policymaking. He has trained more than 700 mediators in Romania and has published many articles on mediation, negotiation and strategic decision-making. As a mediator, he focuses on public policy disputes, conservation and development conflicts and business-community disputes. In 2018, he worked as an international expert for USAID-SAFE on a community-based mediation design and implementation project in Uganda. Christian is accredited as mediator by the Romanian Council of Mediation (2008) and has been an IMI Certified Mediator since 2011.