Conflict Resolution: Race, Identity, and Power

September 19th, 2019 edition in our regular conflict resolution series.

Our Expert Panelists:

Amanda Aguilera, PsyD

Associate Director of Conflict Resolution and Inclusive Community at Naropa University

Amanda graduated with her Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa in 2008. She has managed restorative justice programs, facilitated hundreds of restorative processes, and has been training groups in restorative practices for over ten years. She was the Administrative Director of the Right Use of Power Institute for 7 years and has taught and done consulting work in power dynamics, leadership, and team building. She has just completed her Doctorate of Psychology focusing on the dynamics of shame and power in the justice system.

Regina Smith, MA

Executive Director for Mission Integration and Student Affairs for Naropa University

Regina Smith holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University. Rooted in embodied contemplative philosophies, she is known for her magical creativity, intellectual clarity, and mission-centered collaborative leadership. As a consultant, Regina brings radical honesty and training in mindfulness and power dynamics to inspire organizations to develop inclusive cultures for the greater good. Regina currently serves as the Executive Director of Mission Integration and Student Affairs at Naropa University.