Episode #7 Najla Mangoush: Restorative justice, trauma healing and how to live more restoratively


Najla Mangoush is the 1st Female Foreign Minister of Lybia. She is an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Northern Virginia community college. Currently teaching Restorative Justice and Trauma awareness in resilience community. She is a Doctoral candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.  Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict Transformation, Center for Justice & Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University.

As both a practitioner and independent researcher with focus on war to peace transitions, advance skills in peace processes: Restorative justice, mediation, political negotiations, customary law, and restorative justice, gender. International experience: Libya, Syria, Iraq, and Somaliland. Recent publications “Customary Practice and Restorative Justice in Libya: Hybrid Approach,” United States Institute of Peace (2015). “Speaking their peace,” contributed as interviewer for war trauma victims (2015). Co-author Najla Mangoush, Cassandra Lawrence, Dr. Sara Singha, and Rev. Douglas Leonard (2018). Currently working on a chapter on mediation on Oman forward by William Zarman and will be published by Uppsala University (2019). 

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