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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.


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Rwanda Service Learning

TJ Minor students Misha Apel and Lexie Hesketh-Pavillons share their experiences of a Rwanda Service Learning trip in a blog. Read more

TJ Ph.D. Candidate Launches New Journal

TJ Grad Specialization Ph.D. Cand. Andy Pettit (Kin./TJ) co-launches new journal, “The Journal of Emerging Sport Studies” that will focus in part on sport for development and peace. Read more 

Radio Western

TJ/Hispanic Studies Professor Juan Luis Suarez talks about what makes him tick on Radio Western’s PBnJ: Professors Beyond Jobs. Listen to his interview

Children’s War Zone Testimonies

TJ/FIMS Professor Sharon Sliwinski’s Museum of Dreams provides a curated forum for “pedagogies of witnessing”. Read more

Professor explores Haiti’s ‘endless present of crisis’

TJ/Anthropology Professor Greg Beckett documents the intricacies of what he calls “crisis as a way of life” in a new book, There Is No More Haiti: Between Life and Death in Port-au-Prince. Read more


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