Ahmed K. Sirleaf is a Program Associate focused on coordinating community outreach for the Liberian Truth & Reconciliatoin Project. A human rights advocate and scholar, Ahmed has a special interest in efforts to implement transitional justice initiatives in societies that have experienced severe violence. He holds an M.A. in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes from the University for Peace (United Nations mandated), San Jose, Costa Rica, and a B.A. in Legal Studies from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has studied at the International Center for Transitional Justice with its New York University’s School of Law ’s joint transitional justice Essentials Course training in New York.
Ahmed has served as guest lecturer and co-taught courses in Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and the international practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has served as panelist, and presented scholarly papers on ADR and Transitional Justice before bodies and institutions such as the Minnesota State Bar Association’s ADR Section and the International Law Students’ Association’s 2006 Fall Conference at Hamline University School of Law.