Since studying conflict resolution at the Middlebury Institute 20 years ago, Nykeesha Damali Peterman MAIPS ’02 has gone on to a successful career as a corporate attorney and now CEO of her own mediation and arbitration firm. Her work was recently recognized with an invitation to join JAMS, considered a global leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
The 2019 Summer Peacebuilding Program offered 16 participants from all over the U.S. and the world the opportunity for in-depth exploration on building peace in societies emerging from conflict, violence, or war, bridging theory and practice.
“I have realized that my lens for perceiving the world is smaller than I would like it to be,” shares Middlebury Institute student Celina Lima, a participant with other students, faculty and staff in a series of candid conversations on race facilitated by Allies at MIIS.
Human rights activist, poet, former Black Panther and political prisoner Ericka Huggins gave an inspirational and interactive keynote address to kick off the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies fourth annual conference.
The Monterey Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies hosted a well-attended roundtable discussion on law enforcement relations with communities of color that won praise both from participants and from a local reporter covering the event.