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Rick Wallace

Director and Lead Consultant

Rick brings over 20 years of international and Canadian experience with specialized knowledge in conflict resolution, multi-party negotiation, international human rights law and indigenous peoples rights.

With a background in non-profit management and the United Nations, Rick has 14 years experience as a peacebuilding consultant providing mediation, facilitation, training and process design in conflict resolution, negotiation, restorative justice, strategic planning and leadership.

As a former international humanitarian and development worker, community-based mediator, NGO coordinator, writer, researcher and university lecturer, Rick brings a unique and highly diverse set of experiences with a focus on creating consensus, developing skills and programming to negotiate difficult complex situations, and building new capacities and processes for transforming conflict into partnership.

Rick has a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford in the UK. He holds a LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Lund (Sweden), and obtained his Master of Arts (MA) in Adult Education from OISE at the University of Toronto.

Rick is the author of “Merging Fires:¬†¬†Community-based Peacebuilding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples in Canada” (forthcoming Spring 2013, Fernwood Press, Canada).