Ernest Uwazie, PhD, is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution at California State University, Sacramento, California. He teaches courses on comparative justice, dispute resolution and restorative justice, minorities and justice, among others. He is a renowned ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) mediation trainer, practitioner, scholar, and system designer. Some of his publications include “Indigenous disputing modes among the Igbos” in the Journal of Legal Pluralism (1994); Interethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution in Nigeria (co-edited with G.N. Uzoigwe and Isaac Albert) (1999); “Social relations and peacekeeping among the Igbo” in Traditional Cures for Modern African Conflicts (2000); “Political Parties and National Integration in Nigeria” in The Politics and Policies of Sub-Saharan Africa (2001); Conflict Resolution and Peace Education in Africa (2003); Contemporary Issues in African Studies: A. Reader (as editor) (2011); “The Role of Higher Education in Conflict Resolution and Peace Education: Challenges and Prospects for African Universities”, in Journal of International Politics and Development (2010); and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa…” (2011), in Africa, Security Brief No. 16, of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies of the National Defense University.