Susan Sharpe, Ph.D.

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Restorative Justice Advisor

Susan came to restorative justice with a professional background in conflict resolution, and holds professional certification in interest-based mediation and negotiation. She began facilitating victim-offender dialogue in 1994 and has specialized in restorative justice since 2001. Her publications include academic book chapters as well as internationally respected manuals on the sound practice of restorative justice. She has consulted for government and nonprofit agencies in Canada, the United States, and South Africa. 

Susan’s passion for restorative justice lies in its radical call for inclusion, dignity, and accountability. She believes that restorative justice demands more than helping victims, offenders, and their supporters discern the shape of justice in the circumstances that connect them. She believes that restorative justice also calls us to cultivate our personal, relational, and institutional capacities for justice—that is, to strengthen our readiness to name injustice and its effects, to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions, and to collaborate in the (re)creation of conditions that help people thrive. Her teaching, writing, and practice are dedicated to that end.

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Upcoming Events

February 2020

Engaged Learning Forum | Community-Based Learning from the Inside Out
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Postgraduate Service | Precious Blood Volunteers Information Session
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Development on the move: Global strategies informed by local contexts
Friday, February 21, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 22, 2020 (All day)
Labor Café | Teachers' Strikes, Racial Justice, and the Common Good
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

March 2020

Ethical development and life in/beyond higher education
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Deadline | Rev. Robert S. Pelton, CSC Memorial Essay Contest
Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)
Engaged Learning Forum | Spanish CBL @ Ten!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:15am to 9:45am
Labor Café
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

April 2020

Labor Café
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm