The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

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A unique interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas including law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology.

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In partnership with the Fulbright Commission, Queen’s University is offering a three year scholarship for a US student to undertake a PhD with the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

This unique opportunity offers a significant financial and support package for a student to join Queen’s and undertake a PhD programme under the supervision of world renowned scholars in the Mitchell Institute.

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A flagship for social transformation

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is a Global Research Institute (GRI).

A flagship for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge, the GRI brings together excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.

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Unparalleled expertise to bring about change

Questions about peace, security and justice dominate the discourse of governments, international agencies and civil society.

How can societies emerging from conflict resolve lingering grievances? How can they establish peace on a daily basis? How can the competing demands of justice, peace and security be resolved? The GRI responds to the challenge of building a peaceful, secure and inclusive world, bringing together the unparalleled expertise at Queen’s on these issues.


Postgraduate Research

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Conflict Transformation

International Summer School

Providing students with a broad overview of conflict resolution, this summer school offers a comparative international perspective on conflict transformation and social justice.

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Weaving the World: Writing Evocative Ethnography

Date(s): 2/10/2018 - 5/10/2018
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: GRI Fellows Room, 18 University Square, 18.01.007

ESRC Festival of Social Science, ‘The End of Catholic Ireland?’

Date(s): 6/11/2018 - 6/11/2018
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: The Dark Horse, 30 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB


Performing the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Date(s): 11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
Time: 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: Old Staff Common Room, Lanyon Building, QUB

Senator George J. Mitchell giving a speech at the opening of the institute FOR GLOBAL PEACE, SECURITY AND JUSTICE

Queen's University Chancellor 1999-2009

Senator George J. Mitchell

"I believe there’s no such thing as a conflict that can’t be ended. They’re created and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings. No matter how ancient the conflict, no matter how hateful, no matter how hurtful, peace can prevail."

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