International Projects

UN Food and Agriculture Organization

[2010 - 2012]
TLI facilitated multi-party discussions for Codex Alimentarius regarding the issue of ractopamine, an additive in pig feed.


[2004 - 2007]
Via the assistance and sponsorship of the World Trade Center-Kabul and the School of Diplomacy of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, TLI provided several days of skills training compatible with their staffs’ role functions, and then later worked with various former Northern Alliance ‘commanders’, members of parliament, and presidential cabinet members in program consultations.
Find out more about our work in Afghanistan


Various resource persons wanted assistance in developing and delivering (i) enhanced international negotiation curricula for the National Center for Diplomatic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003); (ii) non-political advocacy training in collaborative planning and cooperative problem solving with the Khartoum headquartered Sudan Council of Churches [via a grant by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED)] in order to perform meaningful roles in the nation’s peace-building process (2004 – 2006); and (iii) the Northern Sudan Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission [NSDDRC] as mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement [CPA] intensive skills training in collaborative planning and cooperative problem solving as well as advocate negotiations for the key leadership of the ten major “political opposition parties”, i.e., the Sudan Political Parties Peace Culture Network (2007).

Costa Rica

[1999 - 2000]
TLI is partnered with the Central American Program for Sustainable Democracy (PROCESOS) in San Jose, Costa Rica to work toward systems change with entities in Central America such as ministries of foreign affairs, human rights agencies, judicial systems, municipal leaders, and organized labor.


[1995 - 2001]
In 1995, with permission from the US Department of the Treasury, Bill Lincoln (via CRI) traveled to Cuba to work with the Institute of International Relations (ISRI) of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry to develop curriculum and conduct international negotiations trainings for emerging diplomats. Faculty and students participated in week-long courses on international collaborative negotiations and negotiation pedagogy. ISRI has institutionalized its internal capabilities, and now teaches the courses themselves.


Via a grant from the United States Institute of Peace [USIP] TLI provided separate trainings in negotiation skills for all parties’ selected political advisors and select negotiators of the upcoming Presidential Peace Process including the civilian government, the military, and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity [URNG].


[1991 - 2000]
In 1991 TLI provided extensive negotiation, team building, and process coaching training in conflict resolution and negotiation skills to Solidarity’s governing board and regional vice presidents in Gdansk, Poland. In later years, TLI conducted extensive work with the Warsaw-based Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.


[1987 - 2012]
As the 1992 co-founder, TLI was the “American” in the Russian-American Program on Conflictology (R-APC). Our previous 1989 flagship project based in St. Petersburg has helped develop durable democratic change in Russia.
We also provided services with the following entities: (a) Goskompriroda, i.e. ”Protection of the Environment”, (b) Lengiprogor, i.e., “Leningrad State Institute of City Planning”, and (c) Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in Sosnovy Bor village (“pine forest”) located in the Leningrad Oblast situated on the Koporye Bay of the Gulf of Finland 50 mi west of St. Petersburg. Additionally we assisted St. Petersburg State University in developing a working relationship with Royal Roads University in British Columbia Canada.
Find out more about our work in Russia


[1987 - 2000]
From 1987-1989, TLI provided separate trainings in negotiation skills for all parties of the peace process including the Sandinista government, the National Opposition Union (UNO), and the business community represented by Consejo Superior de la Empresa Privada en Nicaragua (COSEP).

In 2000, at the request of Nicaragua’s Supreme Court, TLI and partner PROCESOS developed a curriculum and conducted training for mediators appointed by the court to resolve contentious land reform issues.