UMass Boston News

Colloquium: Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice

Event Date: October 16, 2013 - 5:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Chancellor’s Conference Room

Catherine Ali received her PhD from the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and a Consultant in Mediation and Restorative Justice. Ali has a Certificate in Education from LSU College, Southampton, UK and acquired her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Southampton, UK. In 2010 she submitted her Master of Philosophy Thesis at UWI, St. Augustine and following examination, was upgraded to PhD status.

Ali has an extensive résumé in mediation and conflict resolution, and has extensive training and experience on a global scale. In 2010, she presented a Justice Policy Paper at the International Conference on Penal Abolition at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland. More recently, in September of 2012, she served as the coordinator of Country Expert Report for asylum appeal in relation human trafficking and human rights violation in the UK. Ali has also served as an assistant lecturer in the Mediation Studies Programme at UWI.

Ruth Parsons, research professor for the Conflict Resolution Institute and Professor Emerita of the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.  Parsons developed interest in conflict resolution early in her career as a social worker. Having earned her MSW and PhD from the University of Denver,  Parson’s relationship with DU extends across decades. She also served DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) in various roles from administration to the classroom.  Parsons’ work and research with GSSW could be classified into two tracks: empowerment practice and building an understanding of conflict resolution in the field.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.