Dr. Catherine Baillie Abidi joined the Initiative in March 2018. Catherine has extensive experience researching, publishing and teaching in the areas of peace and conflict, international humanitarian law, forced migration, and adult education. Her recent book, Pedagogies for Building Cultures of Peace: Challenging the Constructions of an Enemy, explores how critical pedagogies and participatory methodologies can challenge and transform violence.

Prior to an academic career teaching at Mount Saint Vincent University, Athabasca University and Saint Mary