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Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO

Dara is a shameless instigator for positive change. She has over two decades of experience facilitating trust-building conversations, conducting research to inform policy, and organizing action-driven campaigns for positive change.


Her research has been featured at the United Nations, U.S. Congress, Institute for Public Policy Research and several other outlets. Her organizing campaigns have been touted as outstanding models by White House and State Department leaders. And she has been called one of the best bi-partisan facilitators in the business because of her ability to move politicians and activists beyond their differences to focus on solutions. 

In 2012, her global peace-building campaign, A Big Project, helped to build trust and develop a common blueprint for positive change across 97 countries. More recently, in response to the mental health crisis spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dara initiated the Quaranteam Games, which brings more effective communication skills to households around the world through games. 


Dara has a Masters with honors in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College.

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