Elham Atashi

Elham Atashi, PhD, Academic Director Dr.


Elham Atashi is the Associate Director and faculty in the Program for Justice and Peace Studies (JUPS) at Georgetown University. Elham Atashi holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She is a certified mediator and skilled negotiator having received her training from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has published on issues relating to violence prevention, peacebuilding, reconciliation, conflict transformation, indigenous and traditional justice processes. Her current research focuses on linking conflict transformation and transitional justice mechanisms to interpretative oral histories in Afghanistan, Uganda and post-genocide society in Rwanda. Dr. Atashi also works extensively as a practitioner for several organizations providing support to transformative local community reconciliation, justice and peace building initiatives. Recently her work has focused on developing peace education and transformative education pedagogy for youth as migrants and refugees. She is also a professional facilitator conducting dialogues and peacebuilding workshops for youth from Syria, Israel-Palestine, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.