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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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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2019

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in partnership with UK universities. These scholarships are intended for students from eligible developing Commonwealth countries, who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries.

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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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Masters degree graduate wins 2018 Sídh (Postgraduate) Essay Prize

Queen's graduate wins Essay Prize | 15 October, 2019

A former student of Queen's University has won a postgraduate essay prize from the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion's.

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Cultures of War and Peace in Afghanistan - Mitchell Institute Speaker Event

Date(s): 22/10/2019 - 22/10/2019
Time: 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Location: Room TR6, Graduate School


Professor Gerard Toal,Geopolitical Orientations in Russia’s Border States

Date(s): 22/10/2019 - 22/10/2019
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Location: Room 0G.006, Elmwood Building (Geography), Queen's University Belfast


When aid is not enough: integrating conflict prevention in humanitarian resilience programmes

Date(s): 21/10/2019 - 21/10/2019
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Location: Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast

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Senator George J.Mitchell Peace Lecture 2019: Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Date(s): 8/10/2019 - 8/10/2019
Time: 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Canada Room & Council Chamber Queen's University Belfast University Road Belfast BT7 1NN

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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