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Elham Atashi


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Elham Atashi is an associate teaching professor and co-director of Georgetown's Program on Justice and Peace. She has published on issues relating to violence prevention, peace processes, reconciliation, transformation of armed groups to political parties, and 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. She serves on the editorial board of the African Peace and Conflict Journal and has been on a consultative body in developing mechanisms for dealing with the legacy of the past injustices in Northern Ireland. Atashi also works extensively as a practitioner for several organizations providing support to local community reconciliation, justice, and peacebuilding 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. Atashi received her Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.
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