Lunch will be held in the Hampton Room on the Scripps College Campus
amd is open to presenters, moderators and attendees.
Keynote Speaker: Najeeba Syeed Miller
Ms. Syeed-Miller serves as the CEO of the Center for Civic Engagement and Dialogue housed at UCLA.. The focus of the Center is to create university based interethnic/religious reconciliation programs and an international network of universities and curricula to promote public diplomacy through cultural exchange and interfaith education. In that capacity she is advising Mayor of Los Angeles and LA City Human Relations Commission’s Middle East Taskforce in Muslim/Jewish dialogue, is a professor of international and intercultural conflict resolution in the master’s program in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding program at California State University Dominguez Hills, advising UCLA on its development of an intergroup dialogue program and training government in conflict resolution and gang violence prevention. Additionally, Ms. Syeed-Miller serves on the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Pepperdine Law School) Distinguished Advisory Council and is participating in the Abrahamic Interfaith Reconciliation project of the Faith Based Diplomacy certificate program at Straus. She has also served as a dialogue expert for the transitional justice film, Closer to the Truth, focused on the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is an international leader in the field of faith-based diplomacy, transitional justice, gang conflicts, gender based development programming, complex intervention in interethnic and violent conflicts and multi-faith based conflicts. She has worked closely with children’s entertainment companies on national campaigns to reduce violence in schools and worked with dozens of schools to start conflict resolution programs focused on race relations.
Ms. Syeed-Miller is a graduate of the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution held at The Hague and received her J.D. from the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington. She received her B.S. in psychology from Guilford College with a concentration in Women’s Studies and studied Arabic at the University of Chicago.