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

6 November, QUB


Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and Former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, will be delivering the inaugural peace lecture this November. President Robinson will be reflecting on the role of Senator George J. Mitchell in peace negotiations across the world.

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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.


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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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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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