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Guest lecture by Professor David Karp


Monday 20 June 2022

11am - 12pm




Room B001 LT, Business School

Monday 20 June 2022     

11am -12pm / Room B001 LT


“Restorative Justice: An American View”

In this presentation, University of San Diego Professor David Karp will discuss Restorative Justice (RJ) from an American perspective. He will describe the philosophy and practices of RJ emphasizing two core principles: active accountability and the centering of harm. David will share the origins and current status of the global RJ movement and present examples of evidence of effectiveness. Finally, he will share how the University of San Diego is striving to become a restorative university.

Brief profile

David Karp is professor of leadership and director of the Center for Restorative Justice in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings. For his work on campus restorative justice, he was the recipient of the 2019 Leadership and Innovation Award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice and the 2011 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. David has published more than 100 academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and UniversitiesWounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty and The Community Justice Ideal. David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice and is co-principal investigator for the National Center on Restorative Justice. He has previously served as Associate Dean of student affairs and Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College. David received a BA in peace and conflict studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Washington.

Free entry

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