Ariadna Petri

Occasional Lecturer, SoSe 24

Contact information

+49 6421 28-24826 Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude (Room: 005 resp. 00/0050)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)
  • Profile

    Ariadna Petri is a conflict resolution and security researcher, analyst, consultant and lecturer. Her vision for building solutions for communities with high potential for growth has led her to found and manage 10 training programs for leaders, teachers and youth that helped over 480 young professionals from 32 countries across the EU and Middle East to catalyse their professional and personal development and skills.

    Ariadna enjoys building partnerships utilizing tech-for-impact and has led international strategy and fundraising of €4million for social impact projects with various teams, such as the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel.

    Currently she is a PhD Candidate in Conflict Resolution at Complutense University, Madrid. Her thesis analyses the agency of second track negotiators in feeding the peace industry in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Previously, Ariadna held researcher and lecturer appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, the Institute for National Security Studies, Israel, Bard College and Al-Quds University.

  • Research Interests

    Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    Multi track diplomacy
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    Intersection of Education, State-building and Security

  • Office Hours

    By email appointment

  • Education

    Since 2/2020: Europaeum Scholar, University of Oxford, UK
    Project: “European Mental Health and Conscious Peace”
    Modules in U. Oxford, Graduate Institute Geneva, KU Leuven, U. Leiden, Freie U. Berlin, U. Helsinki, U. Krakow

    Since 10/2017: PhD candidate in Political Science Sociology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    Thesis: “The Challenges of Second Track Negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Agency of Negotiators and the Peace Industry.”  

    10/2011-6/2017: Graduate Research in Philosophy and Diplomacy, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    Topic: “The Metaphor in Dialogue: Alternative Negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process”
    - Two years in Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine, Supervisor: Prof. Munther Dajani
    - One Semester in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Supervisor: Prof. Yuval Shani
    - One Semester in the IDC Herzeliya, Israel, Supervisor: Prof. Galia Golan

    10/2010-09/2011: MA Philosophy, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    Thesis: “Hoc est enim poëma mea: Cioran y la desesperación lírica” [This is my poetry: Cioran and lyric despair]

    09/2009-09/2010 MA International Law and International Relations, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

    09/2005-08/2008 BA International Relations and Economics, Westminster University in London, UK
    Thesis: “The Role of Instincts in Inter-state Negotiations” (First Class Honours) 
    - One Semester in Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
    - One Semester in Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Publications


    “Instantáneas en cuatro hilos” (Instants in Four Threads) – philosophical essays, Madrid: Niram Art, 2010, ISBN: 978-84-619-8997-9.

    “Cuvintele Luminii /The Words of Light” bilingual collection of poetry, Pitești: Paralela45, 2005, ISBN: 973-6975061.

    “Firul Ariadnei” (Ariadna’s Thread) Editura Biblioteca Judeteana Nicolae Iorga, Ploiești, 2003.


    “The Powers of the Ninth Track: An Application of the Multitrack Model to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” in the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference ‘Redefining Community in Intercultural Context. Nation Branding, Identity & Security’ Conference, Vol. 7, no. 1, 05/2018, ISSN: 2285-2689, pp. 355-359.

    “Negotiations 2.0: Israeli-Palestinian Alternative-Track Negotiations Between Tradition and Treason” in Tradiciones y traiciones, Tales, Revista de Filosofía, No. 7/2017, ISSN: 2172-2587, pp. 149-158.

    “Can a Regional Mediator Sort out the Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Turkey on Stage” in Journal of Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences, Editura Cetatea de Scaun, Vol. 1, No.1, 2015, ISSN: 2393-5960, pp. 57-70.

    “The Israel-Turkey-Palestine Trio - Where to? Turkey is making a point: they are fit and willing to mediate in the Middle East Peace Process” – The Proceedings of the International Conference "Legal Politics between European, National and International Regulation. New perspectives on law."  Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest: Universul Juridic, 05/2013, ISBN 978-606-678-642-2, pp. 174-182.

    “Turkey to Sort out the Israeli-Palestinian Quarrel?”, GeoPolitica Journal, Anniversary Supplement “TURKEY from  Kemal Ataturk to the EU”, Year X, no. 42, Bucharest, 02/2013, ISSN: 1583-543X.

    “The Powers of Israel: Civil Society - A New Wave of Order”, “GeoPolitica” Journal, Year X, no. 44-45 (1/2012), Bucharest, 2012.

  • Presentations

    “Taking it Personally: How to Improve Israeli-Palestinian Second Track Negotiations”, The XV Yitzhak Rabin International Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, Jerusalem, 12/2019

    “The Army: Resource and Culmination of the Educational Process in Israel” in the I International Conference on Security and Defence Policies. Security dynamics: challenges and priorities, Complutense University and the Spanish Armed Forces’ Center for National Defense Studies (CESEDEN), Madrid, Spain, 11/2019

    Poor Result of Second Track Negotiations” in the Permanent Seminar of International Relations, School of Political Science and Sociology, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, 05/2019

    “No Hope from the Second Track: The Failure of Track-Two Negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” 14th International Graduate Conference: Political Science, IR, Public Policy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 11/2018

    “The Powers of the Ninth Track in Conflict Resolution” in the 7th International Conference ‘Redefining Community in Intercultural Context. Nation Branding, Identity & Security’ Conference, 05/2018

    “LAS NEGOCIACIONES 2.0 en Israel-Palestina”, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México DF, 10/2016

    “The Documentation of Human Rights Abuses in Israel-Palestine: The UN Manual for the Medical-Legal documentation of Torture and CIDT” the Emanuel Kant University Center, México DF, 10/2016 

    “MULTI TRACK NEGOTIATIONS in the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict”, “International Conference Redefining Community in Intercultural Context, Brasov, 21-23/05/2015

    “Are the Israelis and the Palestinians Negotiating? Tracks II and III as Alternatives and Continuation” in the Conference “Politics, Diplomacy, Culture 1.0”, Craiova: University of Craiova, 04/2013

    “Democratic manifestations and civility in political action:  A comparative study of peaceful student movements in Israel, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Romania, Spain, the UK” in the Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania 06/2012.

    “Ideas and Peace Perspectives in the Middle East” - Round table at the “Titulescu” European Foundation, Bucharest, 03/2012

    “The Role of Romanian Youth Educated Abroad in the Sustainable National Development” in the conference “The Reprofessionalisation of Romania” in the Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy, 05/2009

    “The Role of Instincts in Inter-state Negotiation”, Quality – Innovation – European Integration QIEI 2008, International Conference, Vienna University of Technology, 12/2008

  • Teaching

    I have taught and trained over 500 students aged 3-58 using formal, non-formal and informal education in Romania, Spain, UK, Israel, Palestine, Ghana, Mexico and Japan.

    Diplomacy in Action: Comparative Negotiations and Model UN (Course leader), MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Tel Aviv University;
    Universal Literature (half semester Course Leader replacement), MA in Teaching, School of Humanities, Al-Quds University;

    Special Topics in International Relations: Multilateral Diplomacy and the UN system BAs in Social Science, School of Humanities, Bard Al-Quds College (Course leader);
    Project Proposal Writing, Fundraising and Management (Course leader), School of Management in East Jerusalem and Deheisha Refugee Camp, Al-Quds University;
    Comparative Literature (Assistant lecturer) School of Humanities, Bard Al-Quds College;

    Spanish Language and Culture (temporary teacher, teaching assistant) in Southfields Community College, London, UK in partnership with the Institute of Education, University of London;

    Training Courses:
    Trainer in 31 national and international projects in UK, Spain, Italy, Ghana, Turkey, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Romania:
    - Conflict resolution, Peacebuilding, social inclusion, International Relations, diplomacy, geo-strategy, economic analysis
    - Project proposal writing, management, evaluation, fundraising, entrepreneurship, strategic planning
    - Public speaking, presentation, communication, media analysis, theatre techniques and practices, creative writing
    - Networking, social skills, preventing radicalization, mindfulness, conscious art, breathing, meditation and visualisation

  • Seminars and Workshops

    “The Strategic Uses of the Conflict with the Palestinians in Israeli Educational Architecture”, The Educational Architecture for Romania, under the Patronage of the President of Romania, 03/2019

    “The Political economy of the Middle East: Post-Austerity and prospects” The Sinaia Debates. Conference under the patronage of the Romanian Academy. 10/2018

    “THIRD TRACK DIPLOMACY: How Can Non-formal Education Help Social Integration and Conflict Resolution”, International Conference Redefining Community in Intercultural Context, Brasov, 21-23/05/2015

    Writing to Learn: “Teaching writing-rich classes”; “Designing and sequencing assignments to encourage academic honesty” and “Writing Research: Best practices” The Bard Centre for Civic Engagement (CCE) and The Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT): Bard Al-Quds College Faculty Retreat 09/2013 – 01/2014

    The legal framework and implementation challenges for Emerging Human Rights, United Nations Association, Barcelona, Spain, 11/2008

  • Scholarships and Awards

    The following funding was secured, totalling 250,000€ for education and research:

    University of Marburg DAAD Doctoral Research Fellowship – 1 year

    University of Oxford Scholarship for the Europaeum Scholars Program – 2 years

    University of Bologna Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant – 3 months

    Award from the European Commission for the Project “Palestinian Student Diaries”: 23 500€ - Exchange and training course for European and Palestinian youth

    Erasmus Mundus Graduate Research Exchange Scholarship from the European Commission through the Vrije Universiteit Brussels in Partnership with Complutense University and Al-Quds University – 22 months

    Award from the European Commission on behalf of Romanca Society in London (Project “The Metaphor in Action”), RoMadrid Cultural Club, Spain (trainings of trainers “Poetry in Action” and “My subArt is Your superArt”) and AlQuds University (training course “Palestinian Student Diaries”)

    Merit Scholarship for the Master’s Degree in International Relations and International Law, Faculty of Law, Complutense University – 1 year

    Merit Scholarship from the National School for Political and Administrative Studies, University of Bucharest – 2 years, Tuition and full board (declined)

    Merit Scholarship for the Master’s Degree in International Business Law and Negotiations, Faculty of Law, Complutense University – 1 year (declined)

    Exchange Award from Westminster University for a double exchange in Mexico and Japan – 1-year Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, CEM, Mexico, 2006; Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan: 2007, studying Japanese and Asian Studies

    BSGR (Romanian Government Special Scholarship) Award from the Romanian Government for BA in International Relations & Economics - 3 years

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