Elham Atashi is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program on Justice and Peace Studies (JUPS) at Georgetown University. She received her Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Analysis from George Mason University and M.A. in International Relations from Georgetown University. Dr. Atashi has published widely on issues relating to human rights, humanitarian aid, conflict transformation, and indigenous and traditional justice processes. As a peace building practitioner, she works extensively at the grassroots level with youth from conflict zones, and as a dialogue facilitator focusing on Northern Ireland, Israel – Palestine, Syria, and Afghanistan. She currently consults for various international organizations developing mechanisms for dealing with the legacy of the past violence, injustices and violations of human rights in Northern Ireland, Palestine, Uganda, Rwanda and implementation of justice in societies with contested past collective memories.