Karen Lambert is a trained mediator, peacebuilder and restorative justice expert with over 18 years of progressive experience in practice and organizational development. Karen is currently Senior Advisor with Conflict Dynamics International where she works with the peace action and humanitarian action teams and heads up the organization’s development work.
From 2004 to 2012, Karen practiced as a Restorative Justice Specialist at Alternatives, a community-based social service agency in Chicago. In that capacity, she worked with communities, students and administrators in the Chicago Public School system (elementary and high schools) to implement restorative justice practices.
Karen is a (US) nationally certified trainer in restorative justice from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and she holds a certification in mediation from the Harvard Mediation Program. She earned her BA from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and studied at the Miami University Dolibois Campus in Luxembourg. Karen received an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Prior to her graduate work, Karen worked in the fields of marketing and organizational development. She lives with her family in Burlington, Vermont.