Parking Instructions and Directions
Parking is available in the surface lot on the North side of the War Memorial Center. Parking rate: $6 per car. Across the Mason Street bridge there is also available street parking.
Diana Chigas is Co-Director of the Reflecting on Peace Practice program at CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and Professor of Practice of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. She previously worked as a facilitator, trainer and consultant in negotiation, dialogue and conflict resolution at the Conflict Management Group. She has participated in strategy development, training and advising on preventive diplomacy in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), facilitation of inter-ethnic dialogue in Cyprus, and “track two” discussions in El Salvador, South Africa, Ecuador, Peru, and Georgia/South Ossetia. She is also a contributor to recent guidelines adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee on evaluating peacebuilding interventions.
Maina Kiai is the Executive Director of InformAction and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. He has been a longstanding advocate for human rights in Kenya and globally, taking on numerous leadership roles including founder and Executive Director of the unofficial Kenya Human Rights Commission, Executive Director of the International Council on Human Rights Policy, Director of Amnesty International’s Africa Program, and the Africa Director of the International Human Rights Law Group (now Global Rights). From 2003-2008, Maina served as the Chairman of Kenya’s National Human Rights Commission, where he earned widespread praise for his efforts to combat corruption, promote political reforms, and advocate for peace and justice following post-election violence in 2008.
Linton Wells II
Linton Wells II is the Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University (NDU) and Distinguished Research Professor. Prior to NDU he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), serving last as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration). He also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary and Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer and has served in the DoD for 49 years. During his 26 years as a naval officer, he served in a variety of surface ships, including command of a destroyer squadron and guided missile destroyer. He has thrice been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.