Gabrielle Rifkind is the Director of the Oxford Process, which leads on preventive diplomacy work and high-level mediation. She is a group analyst and specialist in conflict resolution. Gabrielle combines in-depth political and psychological expertise with many years’ experience in promoting serious analysis and dialogue. As a political entrepreneur, she has a deep understanding of human behaviour and motivation. Gabrielle is co-author with Gianni Picco, of Fog of Peace: How to Prevent War (I.B. Tauris, 2016).
Gabrielle has facilitated a number of Track II roundtables in the Middle East on the Israel-Palestine conflict and Iran, and is currently working on Syria. Committed to trying to understand the mind-set of the Middle East, she has both created meetings and spent time talking to the leadership in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Israel.