Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding
Edited by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott
Jennifer J. Llewellyn is the Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Aaron P. Boesenecker is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics Program at the School of International Service, American University, where he also serves as the School's Undergraduate Research Coordinator. His research interests include European politics, comparative political economy, social policy, the intersection of religion and politics, the politics of transitional justice, and research methods & methodology. His current research focuses on social policy development and reform in Europe and the United States. He is also engaged in an ongoing collaborative research project concerning the role of religion and the transmission of norms in post-conflict and transitional justice settings. Boesenecker received his B.A. in International and Comparative Politics, Comparative Religion, and German from Western Michigan University; his M.A. from Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies; and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University's Department of Government.
John Braithwaite is a Professor at the Australian National University. He leads a project there called Peacebuilding Compared. It seeks to code more than 600 variables about the most significant 50 armed conflicts since 1990. Recent books from the project available as free downloads are Networked Governance of Freedom and Tyranny: Peace in Timor-Leste (with Charlesworth and Soares), Anomie and Violence: Non-Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesian Peacebuilding (with Cookson, V. Braithwaite and Dunn), Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing Peace in Bougainville (with Charlesworth, Reddy and Dunn), and Pillars and Shadows: Statebuilding as Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands (with Dinnen, Allen, V. Braithwaite and Charlesworth).
Louise Mallinder is a reader in human rights and international law at the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), University of Ulster. Her research focuses amnesty laws and transitional justice. As part of this research, she has worked with colleagues on an interdisciplinary, comparative study of amnesty laws in Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Africa, Uganda and Uruguay, included fieldwork in these jurisdictions. She has also written extensively on amnesties and has developed the Amnesty Law Database, which currently contains information on over 520 amnesty laws in 138 countries since the end of World War Two. In addition to her scholarly work, Louise is Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Administration of Justice, a leading human rights organisation in Northern Ireland. She has also advised a range of policymakers and activists on transitional justice and rule of law internationally and in a number of countries.
Daniel Philpott is Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is on the faculty of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, where he directed the Program on Religion and Reconciliation. His most recent books are Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford, 2012) and, coauthored with Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah, God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (Norton, 2011). He has also promoted reconciliation as an activist - in Kashmir from 2000 to 2006 as Senior Associate of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy; and in the Great Lakes Region of Africa from 2009 to the present as part of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.
Stephen J. Pope is a professor in the theology department at Boston College, where he teaches courses on social ethics and the intersection of science and theology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His publications include The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love (Georgetown University Press, 1994), Human Evolution and Christian Ethics (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Solidarity and Hope: Jon Sobrino's Challenge to the Christian Theology, editor (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Press, 2008), and "Restorative Justice as a Prophetic Path to Peace," Catholic Theological Society of America Proceedings 65 (2010):19-34. He has worked for five years as a volunteer for Catholic chaplaincies in several Massachusetts prisons, and served on a variety of workshops focused on the contribution of religion to political reconciliation for Catholic Relief Services and the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Jason A. Springs is Assistant Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he also holds an appointment as faculty fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Department of Sociology. His research and teaching focus on ethical perspectives on restorative justice; conceptions of religious toleration and the challenges posed by oppositional forms of moral and religious pluralism for transforming conflict in European and North American contexts; religious nationalism; lenses of structural and cultural violence for peacebuilding. His articles addressing the role of religion and conflict in modern public life appear in Journal of Religion, Journal of Religious Ethics, Modern Theology, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Contemporary Pragmatism, and Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. His broader interests include the ethical and political dimensions of American pragmatist thought and postliberal theology. He is the author of Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology (Oxford University Press, 2010), and co-author (with Atalia Omer) of Religious Nationalism (ABC: Clio, 2013).
Jonathan VanAntwerpen is director of the program on religion and the public sphere at the Social Science Research Council and editor of The Immanent Frame. Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-editor of a series of books on secularism and religion, including Habermas and Religion (Polity, 2013), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU Press, 2012), The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Daniel Van Ness is executive director of the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International. Restorative justice has been Van Ness's major professional interest for over 30 years. He has explored and promoted it as a public policy advocate, a programme designer, a writer and a teacher. He is the general editor of PFI's highly-regarded website www.restorativejustice.org
. Van Ness was intimately involved in the development of the UN Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters, which was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in 2002. Van Ness led the design effort for the Sycamore Tree Project®, a program that brings groups of victims into prison for conversations with unrelated prisoners over an eight week period. The program is now used in 29 countries. It was adapted for use in Rwanda to prepare genocide victims and perpetrators for the Gacaca hearings, and in the Solomon Islands to help that nation pursue reconciliation in the aftermath of civil war.
Charles Villa-Vicencio is a Visiting Professor in the Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to that, he served as the National Research Director in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and as Professor of Religion and Society at the University of Cape Town. Villa-Vicencio works largely in the area of transitional justice and social transformation in South Africa. He works on transitional mechanisms and peace building initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.
Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is also co-editor of openGlobalRights, and founded and co-chairs the London Transitional Justice Network. Vinjamuri speaks and writes on the politics of the International Criminal Court and international justice, international institutions and global governance, transatlantic relations, and human rights in the global south. Her publications have appeared in journals such as International Security, Ethics and International Affairs, Survival, International Theory, and the Annual Review of Political Science. She founded and co-chairs the London Transitional Justice Network and is co-editor of openGlobalRights. Vinjamuri has taught at Georgetown University and was a Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute at Harvard University and at the London School of Economics. Previously, she worked at the United States Agency for International Development, and in the Foreign Affairs Division at Congressional Research Service. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.