Elham Atashi holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
She is a certified mediator and skilled international negotiator having received her training from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has published on issues relating to transitional justice, collective memory, local peacebuilding, peace processes, reconciliation, conflict transformation, indigenous and traditional 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 injustices. Dr. Atashi also works extensively as a practitioner for several organizations providing support to transformative local community 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.