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

29 May, QUB

Harri Holkeri Lecture 2018

Now in its 6th year, the Harri Holkeri Lecture Series celebrates and recognises the contribution of late Finnish Prime Minister Harri Holkeri to the Northern Ireland peace process. His aim of transforming conflict and promoting social justice in Northern Ireland and across the world is shared by the Institute. We are honored to partner with the Finnish Embassy to host the annual Harri Holkeri Lecture Series.

This year's lecture will be given by President Michael D. Higgins.

Harri Holkeri Lecture

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

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"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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