Restorative Justice: Rightly Remembering

Guest author: Peter Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of peacemaking & conflict studies. For many Americans, September 11 was a defining moment 16 years ago. One of the comic strips in the morning paper directed my attention this way. It read: “Never Forget” and included a shadow outline of the Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Towers. […]

Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Doug Noll

Doug Noll speaks about and teaches people how to solve difficult, intractable and highly emotional problems. He was a business and commercial trial lawyer for 22 years before turning to leadership development, problem-solving and peacemaking. He is a senior consultant with Mobius Executive Leadership and maintains a high-level mediation and arbitration practice. For his innovative work, […]

Restorative Justice in the Holy Land

Guest author: Alicia Herrick If anywhere needs conflict resolution and reconciliation, it’s the Middle East, right? For many Americans, the region containing Israel and Palestine is the first place that comes to mind when they think about international conflict and the need for peacemaking. Some Americans believe that this area has always been in conflict, […]

Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Alicia Herrick

Alicia Herrick is a graduate student with the Center for Peacemaking & Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Alicia completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations at Hope College and then moved to California shortly after graduation. Through her work at a […]

Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Ray Nickson

Ray Nickson was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Ray completed his undergraduate work at Flinders University (South Australia) where he received the Bachelor of Arts (honors) degree in English Literature and Criminology and the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (honors) degree. While completing his law degree, Ray was sent to the Legal Service Commission […]