Professor MICHELLE LEBARON is a conflict transformation scholar and practitioner at the University of British Columbia Peter A. Allard School of Law whose work is animated by creativity, culture and interdisciplinarity. She has done seminal work in many types of conflicts including intercultural, international, family, organizational and commercial.  Over the past ten years, she has brought conflict engagement scholars into collaboration with users, professionals of various disciplines and community members in exploring how intractable conflict can be addressed in creative and sustainable ways.

A prolific writer, she is also an internationally-acclaimed public speaker and an award-winning teacher. Her most recent book, The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement and Neuroscience, explains how dance and movement can help address conflict across social divides. She is also the author of Conflict Across Cultures: A New Approach for a Changing WorldBridging Cultural Conflicts, and Bridging Troubled Waters.