Victims, Perpetrators and the Legacies of Violent Conflict

Victims, Perpetrators and the Legacies of Violent Conflict

A debate in Queen's University Belfast, hosted in partnership with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

07•02•19 | 4.30pm

Debate overview

Hosted in partnership with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, this debate will explore the subject of Victims, Perpetrators and the Legacies of Violent Conflict.

  • Date & Time
    Thursday 7 February, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Doors open at 4.30pm, seats to be issued on a first come, first served basis
  • Location
    Council Chamber and Canada Room, Queen’s University Belfast Refreshments served following the debate
  • Speakers
    Dr. James Waller Dr. Cheryl Lawther

Event Details

4.30pm
Doors open to Council Chamber (seats to be issued on a first come, first served basis)
5.00pm
Debate begins
Speakers:
Dr. James Waller
Dr. Cheryl Lawther
Panel question and answer session
6.30pm
Drinks reception in the Canada Room

Debate details

Speakers
  • Dr. James Waller

    Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State University

    Dr. James Waller is Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and chair of that same department, at Keene State University (NH-US). He is author of five books, most notably Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2007) and Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2016). In addition, Waller is the author of twenty-eight articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, twenty chapters in edited books, and is a senior editor of two edited volumes currently in production. His latest book, A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland, will be published in late 2019.

  • Dr. Cheryl Lawther

    Lecturer in Law, Queen's University Belfast

    Dr. Cheryl Lawther is a Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. From September 2016 - September 2017 Cheryl was seconded to The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast as a Senior Research Fellow. Her research interests are in the fields of transitional justice, truth recovery, victims, ex-combatants, reparations, emotions and conflict transformation. Her article Securing the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3: 455-473 was awarded the Brian Williams Article Prize by the British Society of Criminology in July 2011.

Getting Here

Address

Council Chamber and Canada Room
Lanyon Building
Queen's University Belfast,
University Rd,
Belfast, BT7 1NN
More Information
Debate Start 5.00pm
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking Available Yes (limited spaces)