Najeeba Syeed-Miller, professor at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding, is a recognized leader in the field of peacemaking. Her published research has focused on mediation between law enforcement and communities, the intersections of law with religious minority communities, and interfaith peacemaking. Her track record as a peacemaker has made her a sought out advisor for state, federal, and White House initiatives, and in international conflicts in Guam, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, India, and France. Along with colleagues she has developed training modules in Islamic conflict resolution and mediation that were presented at Harvard Law School. She is a regular blogger for Muslim Voices, Feminist.Com, Huffington Post, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, PBS, and the Tavis Smiley show.
Her lecture is part of the Center’s lecture series on Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, and she will focus on her experience in the field as an engaged peacemaker and expert at conflict resolution.
“Towards a Gendered Understanding of Just Peacemaking,” in Formation for Life: Just Peacemaking and 21st Century Discipleship, edited by Glen H. Stassen, Rodney L. Peterson and Timothy A. Norton (Pickwick Publications, forthcoming) .
“Public Diplomacy and Transnational Blasphemy Controversies,” in Religion and Public Diplomacy, edited by Philip Seib (Palgrave Macmillan Publications, 2013).
“Strengthen the United Nations and International Efforts for Cooperation and Human Rights: Muslim Reflection,” in Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War, edited by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite (Palgrave Macmillan Publications, 2012).