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Dr. Dianne Williams

International Mediator and Restorative Practitioner

Dr. Williams brings a wide range of international conflict-related training experience. She has a strong background in the Caribbean and Latin America, in particular around criminology, conflict resolution, mediation, restorative practices, restorative justice and cultural competency.   In her previous life she was a Criminologist and Consultant and has done coursework at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, the International Institute for Restorative Practices as well as the National Defense University William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, where she is a rostered adjunct instructor.  She is a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist, a Certified Sentence Mitigation Specialist, a Certified Social and Behavioral Research Investigator and a Certified Mediator.  She is a Licensed Trainer of Trainers in Restorative Practices, a Crime Prevention through Community Engagement and a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design specialist. Dr. Williams has numerous publications and co-authored the 2012 United Nation’s Human Development Report for Trinidad and Tobago.