- Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Waterloo, 2017
- MBA, Lansbridge University, 2008
- BA, Economics, Royal Military College of Canada, 1996
- Qualified Mediator, ADR Institute of Canada/Ontario, 2017
- Certified Negotiator, The Ivey Academy (UWO), 2015
- Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), McMaster University, 2015
- Certified Change Manager, Prosci, 2014-15
PACS 323/LS 319: Negotiation: Theories and Strategies
Reza Ali Chaudhry is the adjunct instructor for PACS 323/LS 319: Negotiation: Theories and Strategies for the Peace and Conflict Studies Department at the University of Waterloo, hosted at Conrad Grebel University College. Ali completed a Master’s of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2017. Before that, he completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lansbridge University, New Brunswick in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1996 while serving in the Army.
Following a 23-year career as a Canadian Army Officer, Reza Ali Chaudhry focused on enhancing his capacity to build peace from conflict. During his military career, Ali’s appreciation for building community grew from his work during domestic emergencies such as floods, ice storms, and power grid failures. His efforts in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Afghanistan to rebuild children’s hospitals and schools helped Ali understand the value of social institutions in sustained peacebuilding. In the Halton Region, Ali, his amazing wife, and two beautiful sons are community advocates who enjoy raising awareness and funds for local shelters and displaced persons while helping refugee families embrace the Halton community. Ali has worked with the United Nations during which he developed a water security network and a curriculum for the UN-Water Security Course. A qualified mediator and certified negotiator, Ali is an active Board member of the Community Conflict Resolution Services of Halton. He enjoys developing and teaching ADR courses/workshops, particularly for public safety officials. During his free time, Ali enjoys time with his family and friends while badly playing his guitar.