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Dean Peachey

Dean Peachey Title: Professor
Phone: 204.988.7112
Office: 2MS04
Building: Menno Simons
Email: d.peachey@uwinnipeg.ca

Dean Peachey's teaching and research focuses on transitional justice (ways of responding to human rights atrocities), peacebuilding, and reconciliation in a variety of settings. He teaches in the BA in Human Rights as well as the Joint MA in Peace and Conflict Studies. He is a proponent of experience-based education, and has led Global College students on field courses in Manitoba, South Africa, Israel and Palestine.

Recent research examines the meaning of reconciliation in Canada between Indigenous and other Canadians, and community-based reconciliation efforts in northern Uganda that arise from two decades of civil war between the government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army.

He has broad interests in peacebuilding and development in Africa, and has conducted program reviews for Mennonite Central Committee in Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zambia.

Before moving to Winnipeg, he worked for twenty years in Kitchener, Ontario, where he was active in developing the theory and practice of conflict resolution in Canada. He founded Conflict Resolution Network Canada, taught Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, served as president of the Fund for Dispute Resolution, and was a member of the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services. He has worked as mediator and conflict resolution consultant in a variety of settings, including community issues, land use and planning disputes, alternatives to litigation, and religious contexts.