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Guest Lecture By Dr. Muhammad Asadullah, Assistant Professor University Of Regina, Canada (May 9, 2024)

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Guest Lecture by Dr. Muhammad Asadullah, Assistant Professor, University of Regina, Canada

The Centre for Criminology and Victimology at National Law University Delhi, under the able guidance of Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Chief Patron & Chairperson, CCV and Vice-Chancellor, NLUD organised a guest lecture titled “Art of Teaching Restorative Justice in University Settings: Lessons from a Canadian University” by Dr. Muhammad Asadullah. The lecture was moderated by Ms. Urvashi Tilak, Director of Restorative Justice & Practices Program Counsel to Secure Justice. It took place on May 9, 2024, at the National Law University Delhi and was live-streamed at the NLUD YouTube channel. The lecture was open to all and was attended by 28 participants including faculty and students from other universities.

The session commenced with an introduction to the foundational principles of restorative justice, emphasizing its transformative potential in addressing conflicts and repairing harm within communities. Drawing upon real-life examples from Canadian contexts, Dr. Asadullah highlighted the nuanced approaches adopted in indigenous communities where traditional practices often find themselves intertwined with modern legal frameworks. This in turn achieves reconciliation and healing.Dr. Asadullah touched upon the key theme of examining the paradigms of restorative justice from the lenses of

By examining hypothetical scenarios, attendees gained a deeper understanding of restorative processes and their applicability in diverse socio-cultural settings. One of the highlights of the session was Dr. Asadullah’s emphasis on the role of educators in fostering a culture of restorative justice within academic institutions. Recognizing the power dynamics inherent in traditional pedagogies, he advocated for participatory learning approaches that empower students to become active agents of change, while fostering a sense of humility.Dr. Asadullah infused the lecture with interactivity and revealed some unorthodox teaching methods that he practices, developing interpersonal relationships among his students and making learning accommodating for every student.

The lecture ended with an engaging interactive segment, during which the presenter addressed inquiries and concepts. The speaker’s extensive expertise in the subject matter deepened the comprehension of everyone present. Professor (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai concluded the lecture by offering insightful remarks and presenting Dr. Asadullah and Ms. Urvashi Tilak with mementos.

The Centre acknowledges the student team of CCV, namely Arjun, Tenzin,Kunal, Aakash and Arzoo for their efforts in facilitating the event, under the overallsupervision of Mr. Ankit Kaushik and Ms. Prerna Deep.

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The Centre for Criminology and Victimology at National Law University Delhi in association with the Counsel to Secure Justice organised a guest lecture titled “Art of Teaching Restorative Justice in University Settings: Lessons from a Canadian University” by Dr. Muhammad Asadullah. The lecture delved into foundational principles of restorative justice, establishing its transformative potential in addressing conflicts and repairing harm within communities.Dr. Asadullah’s insights extended to approaching teaching with a restorative approach emphasizing on attributes of passion, compassion, and humilityfor effective teaching.