The Center for Conflict Studies is excited to announce that Dianne Barker Harrold will be the keynote speaker for November’s conference on Understanding Justice in Conflicts.
Tamra Pearson d’Estrée has a PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University. She co-directs the interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver, and is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She has led trainings and facilitated interactive problem-solving workshops in various inter-communal conflict contexts, including Israel-Palestine, Ethiopia, and in U.S. intertribal disputes. She also has directed and evaluated projects aimed at conflict resolution capacity-building in Israel-Palestine, the Caribbean, Ukraine, and Georgia, with projects funded by the State Department and USAID. She has served as an evaluation consultant to community and non-governmental organizations as well as UNESCO, UNDP, and USIECR.
Dr. d’Estrée’s research areas include identity dimensions of social and ethnic conflict, procedural justice, intergroup relations, and the evaluation of international, community and environmental conflict resolution. She worked with community mediation centers in Colorado to develop a common evaluation framework, and is co-author, with Bonnie G. Colby, of Braving the Currents: Evaluating Conflict Resolution in the River Basins of the American West (Springer), as well as numerous book chapters and articles in various interdisciplinary journals. She is on the boards of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution.