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Professor Kieran McEvoy Takes Up Visiting Scholar Position in New York

Professor Kieran McEvoy is currently a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (September 2023-Sept 2026) working on the role of apologies and acknowledgement in addressing past violence and human rights abuses. In April 2024 he takes up a Visiting Scholar position in Fordham University School of Law New York as part of a commitment in the Fellowship to ‘road-test’ the ideas associated with the project. Commenting on his upcoming visit to New York Professor McEvoy said;

I am delighted to have the opportunity to deliver a number of invited guest lectures and presentations as part of this Leverhulme Award. I will be giving papers drawn from the project at New York University and Fordham University. In addition, together with Justice Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa (former chief justice of Colombia’s Constitutional Court) I am delivering another talk on ‘Truth, Justice, and Acknowledgement in Northern Ireland & Colombia’ at a special event hosted by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and Fordham Law School. In addition, I am also engaging with diplomatic colleagues at the United Nations on the impact-facing dimensions of this research.

I have previously been a visiting professor at both Fordham and New York University, and I am really grateful to my colleagues at both institutions, as well as the National Committee on Foreign Policy and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs for their help in organising this component of the Leverhulme Fellowship.

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