Barbara Tint

Barbara Tint is a Psychologist, Professor of Conflict Resolution, Global Consultant, Trainer and Improviser. She travels the world working with individuals, groups and organizations in areas including conflict resolution, intercultural relations, gender dynamics, power and status, dialogue processes, resilience, leadership and transition and change. She has worked with groups such as NGOs, corporations, government agencies, and community groups striving for social and organizational change. Her work as a University Professor has been based at Portland State University while also serving as a visiting Professor at multiple Universities around the world. She has lived and worked in Australia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, India, Ireland, Israel/Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka. She has also worked with multiple groups within the US, particularly refugee and diaspora communities. She has published on a wide range of topics related to her work. Her recent book, Diasporas in Dialogue: Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in Worldwide Refugee Communities (Wiley-Blackwell), recounts a 5 year project conducting dialogue and capacity building efforts in historically conflicted refugee communities. Barbara is a trained improviser and the President of the Applied Improvisation Network ( a global network of scholars, practitioners, researchers, performers, trainers and consultants using the principles and methods of improvisation in a wide range of non-performance contexts. She uses applied improvisation in all of her work and has published articles and book chapters on this methodology. Coming to improv later in life, she accepts that she will never be Tina Fey, but still holds out hope for her performance career.