Juan is a tri-lingual conflict resolution specialist with over 14 years of experience managing mediations in conflict-affected regions, especially in East and Central Europe. Juan teaches mediation at several European universities with an interactive experiential learning approach. He also works with mediation trainers on specific courses, including peace mediation, professional negotiation, and conflict transformation. After receiving a doctorate in International Relations, he specialised in mediation in transitional or postconflict regions. Over the last 13 years Juan has dedicated his work to peace-building in regions, such as South Eastern Europe, South Asia and North Africa. In 2005 he co-founded the CSS Project for Integrative Mediation and served as its Director and Chairperson from January 2005 to May 2012. In this capacity he oversaw the overall development of the interactive problem-solving methodology for the organisation; and developed the use of interest-based negotiation in workshops with political leaders in divided communities. Juan has supported mediation and negotiation work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.