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About the TJ Centre

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction is one of the six governing research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together he research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was established in late 2009. It brings together experts from across the Western community whose teaching and research focuses on issues including reconciliation, criminal accountability, post-colonial legacies, legal reconstruction, the environment, human rights, economic justice, healing circles, democratization, and more.

Our aim is to be a world-wide centre of excellence in scholarship on transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction through collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research amongst faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and postdoctoral fellows.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Rachelle Kouassi, TJ Centre
Exploring Post-Conflict Efforts to Deal with Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone
1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 2028 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
TJ and the Law Speaker Series
The End of the ICC? Recent Developments in International Criminal Law
12:30-2:00, Moot Court Room, Faculty of Law

Thursday, December 6, 2018
NEST Lecture:
Rosemary Nagy, Nipissing University
Human Trafficking in Northeastern Ontario
2:30-3:30 p.m. in Soscial Science Centre room 6210

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Allison Cordoba, TJ Centre
Displaced Persons in Chocó, Colombia
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ryan Liss, Western Law and TJ Centre
Limits of Sovereignty: Rethinking International Criminal Justice
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Alison Crosby, York University
Beyond repair? Mayan women’s protagonism in the aftermath of genocidal harm
1:30-2:30 p.m. in University College room 1225


Doctoral Dissertation Defended

Craig Spurrier (Sociology/TJ) successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “Nationalism and Sovereignty in Niue, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Hawai‘i”. Congratulations, Dr. Spurrier!

Graduate Specialization courses posted

The list of eligible courses for 2018-2019 for the Collaborative Graduate Specialization has been posted. Read more [PDF]

Alyssa Szilagyi appointed to Western International Learning team

TJ Specialization grad Alyssa Szilagyi has been appointed as Assistant Coordinator to Western’s International Learning team.  In that position, Alyssa supports the administration of international learning programs and related services. Congratulations, Alyssa!

Mayme Lefurgey in Western News

Mayme Lefurgey (WSFR and TJ) is profiled with her unique field research in the latest issue of the Western News. Read more

CBC Op-ed

Amneet Singh Bali (Law/LLM and TJ) has published an op-ed. for CBC News about learning to cope with past trauma. Read the full piece


More about the centre

Cropped from Jogging Hamlet by Jaroslav Havelka

Art Gallery

Anna Dolidze