Episode 3

Vern Neufeld Redekop

A world-renown scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, Emeritus Professor Vern Neufeld Redekop is the former President of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR).

A world-renown scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies, Emeritus Professor Vern Neufeld Redekop is the former President of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR). The training and program development at CICR has taken him to Indigenous communities in Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Taiwan, and other countries. He initiated the Integrative Peacebuilding Program at the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at the University of Ottawa. The author of From Violence to Blessing: How an Understanding of Deep-Rooted Conflict Can Open Paths to Reconciliation (Novalis, 2002) translated in French and Arabic, Co-edited with Shirley Paré Beyond Control: A Mutual Respect Approach to Protest Crowd – Police Relations (Bloombury, 2010), Co-author of Introduction to Conflict Studies; Empirical, Theoretical, and Ethical Dimensions (Oxford University Press, 2012), Co-editor with Gloria Neufeld Redekop of Awakening: Exploring Spirituality, Emergent Creativity, and Reconciliation (Lexington Books, 2019), editor of René Girard and Creative Mimesis (2016, Lexington Books) and René Girard and Creative Reconciliation (2010, Lexington Books) both with Thomas Ryba, among many other scholarly and non-scholarly articles.