Alicia Kuin is a conflict analyst and mediator known for her ability to navigate the dynamics of complex multi-party disputes. Her approach to dispute resolution is rooted within a social justice and anti-oppressive framework. This framework allows her to custom design conflict resolution processes that empower parties to reach resolutions. She has served as a neutral in over 500 cases involving First Nations, government, businesses, human rights, personal injury, academic and community disputes.Nationally, Alicia has ten years of experience presenting and training mediators, lawyers, business professionals and academics at Western University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Sault College and in Humbers Graduate ADR Program. She has designed and taught customized workshops on the topics of asymmetrical conflict and the roles of power, culture, and identity framing in peace processes. In addition, she is a frequent presenter at conferences and within the non-profit realm. Since 2014, she has been the Founder and Chair of the Mediators Beyond Borders Canada regional group and is a former Director of the ADR Institute of Ontario.
Internationally, Alicia has worked with the United Nations at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, located in The Hague. She has also worked with a team of legal counsel to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF), focusing on human rights and identity-based issues related to the peace negotiations between the NDF and the Government of the Philippines. Alicia has worked and presented in the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland and the Philippines. She is also a proud Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
Alicia is a Chartered Mediator with the ADR Institute of Canada and possesses an LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Masters in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from the Netherlands, and certificates in Graduate Legal Studies, Civil Procedure, ADR, Advanced ADR, and Practical Ethics for Working Mediators. She has authored articles on process design, dispute resolution, reconciliation and the mediation landscape in Canada.