This event brings together practitioners, academics, artists, and policymakers to explore the transformative potential of alternative forms of conflict mediation centered around a commitment to inclusive and creative practices.
The Talk4Peace project explores the role of transformative mediation as a mechanism for peacebuilding in the island of Ireland. It seeks to assess its potential to promote an inclusive peace through the engagement of women and other minoritised groups as key actors, and to support dialogue and cultural understanding through a wide array of mediation techniques.
Project PIs: Dr Heidi Riley (UCD) and Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana (QUB)
The panel launches the project, Talk4Peace, North-South Research Programme, funded by the HEA, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the Shared Island Fund. We thank the School of History, Anthropology, Politics & Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast for supporting this event through the Education Fund.
Ilaria Tucci -Based in Tampere University and expert in the use of community theatre methods as a way to encourage inclusive and participatory dialogue.
Laura Davis -Mediation practitioner, Senior Associate Gender, Peace and Security, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Brussels.
Patty Abozaglo -Mediation practitioner and researcher based in Maynooth University, worked extensively in Colombia and other parts of South America
Bebhin McKinlay -Mediators Across the Commonwealth Northern Ireland representative
Yaser Alashqar -Mediation practitioner and trainer, based in TCD Dublin but with extensive mediation experience and specialist in Israeli/Palestinian context.