Julia Roig


Julia Roig is the Founder & Chief Network Weaver of the Horizons Project and has more than 30 years of experience working for democratic change and conflict transformation around the world. Throughout her career she has been called upon to translate between theory and practice, while seeding new approaches, organizing principles, and mindset shifts for social change. After serving for 14 years as President and CEO of PartnersGlobal, in 2022 Julia launched the Horizons Project to focus on the intersection of peacebuilding, social justice, and democracy in the United States.

Julia is the main architect of ground-breaking research and approaches for more effective Narratives for Peace. She works with philanthropists, non-profits, and movement leaders to incorporate narrative competency as an essential tool for restoring societal relationships and democratic values.

Julia has many years of international experience and practical fieldwork in more than 50 countries. Prior to joining PartnersGlobal, she spent two years as the Country Director for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Belgrade, Serbia. She is also a recognized expert in community justice and dispute resolution after five years living in Colombia. She holds a number of trustee roles including with the OBI’s Democracy & Belonging Forum and the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

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Leaning into Paradox: How We Can Block, Bridge & Build Our Democratic Future Together
We are facing a moment in history that requires us to develop new organizing modalities. We have to come together to block the threats we are facing to our democratic values, we need to bridge across differences to foster broad-based movements with the widest participation, and we have to build together the future we want to live within our communities. In the quest to realize belonging for all, protect democracy, and combat authoritarian populism, movements have to be and do several things at once: how do we step into the many paradoxes of being both in resistance and restorative? How do we...