Book Launch by Dr James Waller (Keene State College)
The Institute of Irish Studies and Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice are pleased to host the launch of this important new book.
Dr James Waller (Keene State College) will speak, and Dr Neil Jarman (QUB) will respond.
This event will be online via Microsoft Teams. Please pre-register by 11am on Monday 17 May and we will send you a link to participate. All welcome.
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, comparative research, and over 110 hours of face-to-face interviews with a diverse range of political, academic, civil society, and community actors across Northern Ireland, A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland revisits one of the world's most deeply divided societies to analyze Northern Ireland's current vulnerabilities, and points of resilience, as an allegedly "post-conflict" society. With a foreword by Senator George Mitchell, A Troubled Sleep presents deep insight into what happens when identity politics prevail over democracy, when a paralysis in governance leads to a political vacuum for extremist voices to exploit, when de facto social segregation becomes normalized, when acclimatization to violence becomes a generational legacy, and when questions of who we are become secondary to who we are not.
Oxford has arranged for a generous 30% launch discount for the book. The code is ASPROMP8 and must be used at the oup.com website. The link for the book is https://global.oup.com/academic/product/a-troubled-sleep-9780190095574
Dr. James Waller is Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and chair of that same department, at Keene State College (NH-US). He is the author of five books, most notably his widely-acclaimed book Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2007) and Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide (Oxford University Press, 2016). Waller has held numerous visiting professorships, most recently as an honorary visiting research professor in the George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland (2017). In the policymaking arena, Waller is also regularly involved, in his role as Director of Academic Programs with the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, as the curriculum developer and lead instructor for the Raphael Lemkin Seminars for Genocide Prevention. In 2017, he was the inaugural recipient of the Engaged Scholarship Prize from the International Association of Genocide Scholars in recognition of his exemplary engagement in advancing genocide awareness and prevention. mmmbroadcast and print media, including PBS, CNN, CBC, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Salon, National Geographic, and the New York Times.