Mediators without Borders®, led by President Shauna Ries, is not affiliated with any sect, political or religious organization. Mediators without Borders® neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to promote alternatives to lengthy litigation procedures and discourage the option of war for entrenched conflicts. Our team accomplishes this through the establishment of Mediators Without Borders Int’l ADR Centers utilizing the inAccord Conflict Analysis Model, an empirically based research method for conflict resolution. This data is collected – once blocks of 100 survey instruments at an existing ADR Center are gathered- analyzed by our researchers- headed by Dr. Susan Harter- and statisticians- headed by Dr. Shauna Rienks- and disseminated quarterly back to graduates of the ADR program, local communities, governments, organizations and ADR Center Directors.