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Talk4Peace: Innovative Strategies in Transformative Mediation and Inclusive Dialogue

April 29, 2024
Senate Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
10:00 - 16:00

This public event brings together researchers and practitioners to explores transformative approaches to peace mediation with a focus on innovative strategies and creative approaches.

Talk4peace is led by Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana (QUB) and Dr Heidi Riley (UCD) and funded by the HEA North-South Research programme, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Shared Island Fund.



10:00: Registration and coffee

10:30: Welcome address and Summary of Talk4Peace Findings


11:00 - 12:30: Panel 1 - Promoting Inclusion: Innovations in Research and Practice

Chair: Liza Wilkinson (Director of Tides Training and Consultancy)

Panellists: Dr Julia Palmiano Federer (ETH Zurich), Sara Cook (Independent Mediator and Conciliation specialist), Dr Nafees Hamid (Kings College London) and Enda Young (Managing Director Mediation Northern Ireland)


12:30 – 13:30: Lunch


13:30 – 15:00: Panel 2 - The Transformative Potential of the Arts & Creative Methods

Chairs: Dr Maria Adriana Deiana (QUB) and Dr Heidi Riley (UCD)

Panellists: Dr Nila Premaratna (Newcastle University), Dr Gail Ritchie (Artist and International Relations scholar), Dr Laura Davis (Poet and independent expert in people-centred conflict analysis), Stéphanie Heckman (Independent graphic recorder and visual facilitator) and Ola Salah (Independent peacebuilding and conflict sensitivity expert).


15:00 – 15:30: Closing remarks.

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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