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Peacebuilding and Local Communities in Post-Conflict Societies: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Peacebuilding and Local Communities in Post-Conflict Societies: Challenges and Opportunities

A workshop organised by the Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice.

Keeping the conflict-affected local communities at the heart of building just peace, this conference will gather scholar/practitioners from the Balkans, Colombia, Cyprus, Korea, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Rwanda and Sri Lanka to identify challenges and opportunities in the peace processes. Amongst the issues that will be discussed are justice after genocide, reconciliation, demilitarization and denuclearization, end to occupation, renegotiation of borders and political structures, cross-border exchange and cooperation, land distribution, women and children’s rights, refugees, etc.


Duncan Morrow (Northern Ireland), Yong-Hoon Song (Korea), Kyriakos Pachoulides (Cyprus), Lina Paola Malagón (Colombia), Maath Musleh (Palestine), Colette Nkunda (Rwanda) Athithan Jayabalan (Tamil Eelam/Sri Lanka), Ju-Ri Kim (Korea), Maja Vodopivec (The Balkans)

Organized and Supported by

Korean Institute for National Unification, Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, Trinity Long Room Hub, Irish School of Ecumenics Trust

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10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jude Lal Fernando (Director of Trinity Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, TCD)

Byoung-Kon Jun (Acting President of Korean Institute for National Unification, KINU)

Jane Ohlmeyer (Director of Trinity Long Room Hub, Chair of Irish Research Council)

10.45 – 13.00 Session 1: Northern Ireland, Korea, Cyprus, and Colombia

Chair: Gillian Wylie (TCD)

“Northern Ireland Peace Process and Local Communities”

Duncan Morrow (Ulster University)

“DMZ Borderland and South-North Korean Exchange and Cooperation”

Yong-Hoon Song (Kangwon National University)

“Cross-Border Peacebuilding in Cyprus”

Kyriakos Pachoulides (Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, Cyprus)

“Transitional Justice and Local Community in Colombia”

Lina Paola Malagón (University of St Andrews)

Discussants: David Mitchell (TCD); Suk-Hoon Hong (KINU); Ji-Soon Lee (KINU); Chiara Mizzoni (TCD)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:40 Session 2: Palestine, Rwanda, and Tamil Eelam

Chair: Andrew Finlay (TCD)

“Just-Peace in Palestine”

Maath Musleh (Al Quds University)

“Justice after Genocide in Rwanda”

Colette Nkunda (Misean Cara)

“Post-War Justice and Right to Self-Determination of Eelam Tamils”

Athithan Jayabalan (University of Oslo)

Discussants: Brendan Browne (TCD), Seraphine Habimana (Dublin City University), Jude Lal Fernando (TCD)

15:50 – 17:00 Session 3: Korea, and the Balkans

Chair: Bo-Hyuk Suh (KINU)

“Denuclearisation, Peace, Reconciliation and Cooperation in the Korean Peninsula”

Ju-Ri Kim (KINU)

“Post-Conflict Justice and Peace in the Balkans”

Maja Vodopivec (Leiden University)

Discussants: Dong-Jin Kim (TCD); Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic (TCD)

17:00-17:30 Reflection and Closing Remarks

Jude Lal Fernando (TCD); Bo-Hyuk Suh (KINU);

Iain Atack (Head of Peace Studies, School of Religion, TCD)

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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