This year’s postgraduate-led conference, hosted by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, is entitled ‘True’ Stories: Contesting Narratives of Violence. The virtual conference seeks to bring together academics, activists, and practitioners to explore how, why, and whose stories of experiences of violence are told in deeply divided societies. The conference aims to address questions such as: What is a ‘true’ account of experiences of violence? Why are certain accounts privileged, while others are marginalised? What are the implications for peacebuilding and transformation?
The free virtual conference will be hosted on Zoom and split over 2 days, Monday the 25 May and Tuesday the 26 May: featuring two keynote addresses (Activist, Theo Wilson & Academic, Anand Pandian) and nine presentations. Each day will begin at 2pm and last until approximately 6pm. Please book now and follow the social media accounts @true_stories20 for further info.