Dr. Linda Benraïs is Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation at ESSEC Business School and Director of Irené programs "Governance and Conflict Resolution" Program and Accredited international mediator in Paris and London. She coordinates international and European programs related to governance, human rights, and international mediation. Prior to joining ESSEC, she was the Director of the Agency for International Legal Cooperation- JCI in the French Ministry of Justice for 13 years.
Dr. Benraïs has 18 years of experience as an EU legal consultant and trainer in international legal cooperation, legal and judicial reforms, international mediation and other ADR in all the European Eastern countries (including Balkan region), the Middle East, North Africa, and South-East Asia. She conducts on a regular basis policy advice, training seminars, coaching, conflict analysis, mediations, retreats and co-facilitation for various international organizations and agencies (EU Commission, EEAS, Council of Europe, OSCE, UNDP, World Bank, UNDC and International Organization of Francophonie etc.) and she is member of the EPLO Executive Committee. She is the author of a book on mediation and ADR and of other articles on peace building and conflict prevention.
She holds a PhD in European Public Comparative law, a postgraduate research diploma in International Economic Law and Development, a Master in Business Law and a university diploma of Mediator and other international accreditations in mediation.