This international education program will be led by Paul Bueno de Mesquita, PhD, Professor in Psychology and Director of the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies. A Level III Kingian Nonviolence Trainer, Paul has recently conducted international trainings in collaboration with nonviolence and peace partners in Nepal, Jammu-Kashmir, India, and Ghana, West Africa. He teaches a course in Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training and prepares students to take leadership roles as nonviolence trainers on campus and beyond.
Kalyana Champlain, is a Level II certified trainer in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation with the URI Center forNonviolence and Peace Studies. Kal’s approach to training builds on her talents as a writer, femcee, and spoken word artist. In her art she focuses on the waking up of consciousness, themes of personal journey, and interconnectedness. A devotee of Nichiren Buddhism, Kal has embarked on a journey to fight for all those who “have forgotten their inherent worth.” Her work is meant to call the spirit to a higher place,remind the soul to open up, and show what can happen with a change in just one individual. She earned her Bachelors and Masters degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island.
Jody Lisberger is an assistant professor and director of the Women’s Studies Program at URI.