James ODea

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Date of Dialogue: 12.15.11

Description: This fantastic exploration with James O’Dea takes us to high-conflict areas, including in the U.S., and how models of restorative justice have been set in motion. James has visited numerous processes worldwide, and shares insights about Rwanda’s gacaca courts, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, processes in the Middle East, and a convening in the U.S. of facilitators from around the world who are actively involved in transforming individual, local, and global justice practices one dialogue at a time.

Brief Bio: James O’Dea is an internationally known author and teacher. His most recent book, Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador continues to receive critical acclaim and is used as a guide and manual around the world. He is lead faculty for The Peace Ambassador Training, an online certification course that convenes the wisdom of outstanding faculty representing the many pillars of peacebuilding work, including conflict transformation, nonviolent communication, social healing, restorative justice, systems theory, and much more.

James O’Dea Website: www.jamesodea.com

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