A Global Research Institute of Queen's University Belfast


Who, what, where, when and why? Apologies & Dealing with the Past in Ireland


7/11/2016 - 7/11/2016


12:00PM - 2:00PM


Canada Room/Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast



The QUB School of Law in association with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is delighted to invite you to attend this free event.

It is the first in a series of stakeholder seminars associated with the ESRC-funded project 'Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past: A Socio-Legal Analysis'.

Using Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a case-study, the event will explore the relationship between apologies, abuses and dealing with the past harms across three separate and discrete sites of analysis (paramilitary violence, institutional child abuse and the economic crisis).

In contrast to existing theoretical and state-centric research on apologies, this seminar focuses on the views of apologisers, victims and the general public.

We will begin with an overview of our approach to this work and will then explore in groups a range of text-based and audio-visual apologies.

The first draft or our universal template for the construction of a 'legitimate' apology will then be circulated.

Anonymous feedback will be facilitated by hand-held audience response devices.

One of the key aims of this stakeholder seminar is to inform further detailed empirical research in this area.





It is essential to register for this free event. Lunch will be provided.

For further information contact Dr Anna Bryson: a.bryson@qub.ac.uk

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