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Dr. Hune Margulies speaking at the UN conference, 2007

Hune (RainMaker) Margulies, Ph.D, is the founder and director of The Martin Buber Institute For Dialogical Ecology. Hune is also president and founder of Community Development Partners For The Americas. Dr. Margulies teaches Religious Studies at Iona College. Dr. Margulies is the director of the Concentration on Dialogical Ecology at Prescott College. Hune practices community and economic development in various indigenous and poor communities across Latin America. Hune also organizes and leads groups to travel to indigenous and rural areas of Latin America for study, cultural, solidarity and ecological tours. A native of Argentina, Hune moved to Israel in 1974, and has lived in the US since 1980. Hune received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.A. in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, CUNY, and a B.A. in Business and Communications from Adelphi University. Hune is also a rabbinic candidate at the Academy For Jewish Religion in Riverdale, New York. Hune is presently writing a book on the philosophy of Martin Buber, Zen Buddhism and Quaker religiosity. Dr. Margulies served as deputy commissioner of housing in the state of New York and was executive director of several NGOs dealing with low-income housing and community development. Hune speaks at UN forums on religion and peace and lectures frequently on religion and philosophy.

Contact: Hune Margulies, Ph.D., Director of the MBIDE and President of CDPA.
hune@martinbuberinstitute.org / CDPA@cdpa-americas.org/ 914-439-7731

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Dr. Hune Margulies, Director of the Martin Buber Institute For Dialogical Ecology.


Lic. Juan Pablo Winograd. Vice President for CDPA operations in Argentina and Southern America. Juan Pablo is an experienced community activist and expert on inter-communal relations and security affairs.



Meir Margalit, Ph.D., Vice President for Israel/Palestine Programs

Dr. Margalit is a historian and en elected member of the Jerusalem City Council representing the Meretz party. Meir combines more than 30 years experience in field work with low income communities in Jerusalem and with the Arab population of the Jerusalem and in the Palestinian territories. Dr. Margalit is known worldwide for his work on behalf of peace and is often interviewed by European media. Meir is an officer of the Nobel-Peace Prize nominated Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions. Dr. Meir Margalit authored dozens of articles and recently published a comprehensive study on Jerusalem's municipal policy towards its Arab minority.


Marian Margulies, Ph.D., is a licensed developmental psychologist who specializes in parenting, infants and young children. Marian heads the infant and child development program at St. Dominic's Family Service Center in the South Bronx. With support from a grant from the International Psychoanalytic Association, she is conducting research based on attachment theory and psychoanalysis using a videotape feedback intervention with mothers and their babies in foster care. Through this pilot work, she hopes to help mothers become more reflective of their infants and expedite reunification between moms and their babies when this is in the child's best interest.

Marian is on faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant program in New York and at the YCS Institute of Infant Mental Health in New Jersey, and is a research fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. She is a graduate of the child and adolescent program at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute in Manhattan.

Marian produces and hosts LMC-TV's cable show, "Conversations with Dr. Marian", which recently earned the award for best new show for 2008. Her show spotlights topics about parenting and early child development (for sample video clips, go to Marian's website www.dmargulies.com).

Marian has a private practice as a child psychologist in Larchmont and NYC.

To contact Marian please write to marian@dmargulies.com:


Lic. Efrain Chacon, Executive Director of CEDIG: (Centro de Desarrollo Integral Guatemalteco). A former Mayor and Governor of Champerico, Efrain combines more than 35 years of intensive community development work with peasant and indigenous communities all across his native land. CEDIG was awaded numerous international recognitions for its tireless work on behalf of the indigenous and the poor of his country.