Michelle LeBaron

Dean of University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law appointee

Professor Michelle LeBaron is a conflict transformation scholar/practitioner at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law whose work is animated by creativity, culture and interdisciplinarity. A tenured professor of law, she has done seminal work in many types of conflict engagement including intercultural, international, family, organizational and commercial. Michelle’s current research focuses on dialogic approaches to political and religious conflict, and on how arts help shift intractable conflicts. She is also collaborating with scholars from the global south on issues of transitional justice, symbolic reparations and commemorations of collective traumas. Michelle has been a fellow at the Trinity College Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in Dublin, holds a Wallenberg Fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, South Africa and taught for ten years at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her books include Changing Our Worlds: Art as Transformative Practice; The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement and NeuroscienceConflict Across Cultures: A New Approach for a Changing WorldBridging Cultural Conflicts; and Bridging Troubled Waters.


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