Hosted in partnership with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, this debate will explore the subject of Victims, Perpetrators and the Legacies of Violent Conflict.
Dr. James Waller
Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State University
Dr. James Waller is Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and chair of that same department, at Keene State University (NH-US). He is author of five books, most notably 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). In addition, Waller is the author of twenty-eight articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, twenty chapters in edited books, and is a senior editor of two edited volumes currently in production. His latest book, A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland, will be published in late 2019.
Dr. Cheryl Lawther
Lecturer in Law, Queen's University Belfast
Dr. Cheryl Lawther is a Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. From September 2016 - September 2017 Cheryl was seconded to The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast as a Senior Research Fellow. Her research interests are in the fields of transitional justice, truth recovery, victims, ex-combatants, reparations, emotions and conflict transformation. Her article Securing the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3: 455-473 was awarded the Brian Williams Article Prize by the British Society of Criminology in July 2011.
Refreshments served following the debate in the Canada Room.