Dr. Mark Umbreit, Marquette Law School Visiting Professor, is a Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He also serves on the faculty of the Center for Spirituality and Healing in the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. Dr.Umbreit is an internationally recognized practitioner and scholar with more than 33 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, researcher, and author of six books and more than 130 other publications. As a practitioner, he specializes in facilitating a dialogue between family survivors/victims of severe violence, primarily homicide, and the offender. Dr.Umbreit is actively working with colleagues on international peacemaking initiatives.