Elham Atashi holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution ( SCAR) at George Mason University.
She is a certified mediator and international negotiator having received her training from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has published on issues relating to peace processes, peacebuilding, post conflict justice, reconciliation, conflict transformation and indigenous justice processes. She serves on the editorial board of the African Peace and Conflict Journal and has been on a consultative body of several organizations developing mechanisms for dealing with the legacy of the past atrocities and historical injustices. Dr. Atashi also works extensively as a practitioner for several organizations providing support in transformative local community truth telling, reconciliation, justice and peace building initiatives. She is also a professional facilitator conducting dialogues for groups in conflict and co-existence workshops for youth from Israel-Palestine, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. She has worked extensively with displaced and refugee youth communities and in developing peace education curriculum.
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