Peacebuilding Training and Restorative Justice Initiatives in Northeast Asia

Presented by: Jae Young Lee and Kathy Matsui, Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) and Korea Peacebuilding Institute (KOPI)
Presented at: 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Date of Session: June 14, 2013

Session Description: The Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI) aims to provide peace training for Northeast Asian people, including China, Japan, South and North Koreas, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Far East Russia. This presentation will share how NARPI contributes to a new identity for the region as a Northeast Asia Peace Community through its annual summer peacebuilding trainings since 2011. It will also share how NARPI supports local efforts to build peacebuilding infrastructure in Northeast Asia, with specific focus on the Korean context. Examples of the use of restorative justice in schools, communities, and the court system in Korea will be presented along with ideas on how a restorative justice framework can address historical conflict in the region.