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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.

Events

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2019
    Cerue Konah Garlo, The Carter Center ATI Liberia Program
    Transitional Justice in Liberia
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014
  • November 2019
    Tracy Lemos, Huron University College and TJ Centre
    Not Even People: Dehumanization of Prisoners in Antiquity and atthe U.S. Border
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2020
    Kirsten Stefanik, Western University
    Understanding Armed Groups and their Members: A Path to Reducing Harm against Civilians during Conflict and Improving Post-Conflict Reconstruction
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Adam Kochanski, McGill University
    Fictions of truth: dominant narratives and the strategic framing of transitional justice
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Janice Forsyth, First Nations Studies and Sociology, Western University
    How Can Sport be Used to Heal the Past?
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014

News

Kirsten Stefanik awarded Governor General’s Gold Medal dissertation prize

Law/TJ Ph.D. graduate Kirsten Stefanik has won the Governor General’s Gold Medal for her dissertation, entitled Bringing Non-State Actors into the Fold: Re-Framing International Humanitarian Law for the Realities of Modern Conflicts. Congratulations, Kirsten! Read more

TJ Professor awarded Floyd S. Chalmers Award

History/TJ Professor Jonathan Vance has been awarded the 2010 Floyd S. Chalmers Award for Ontario History by the Champlain Society, in recognition of his book A Township at War, published by WLU Press in 2018. Congratulations, Professor Vance!

TJ Professor awarded Atlohsa Peace Prize

Sociology/TJ Professor Emeritus Jerry White will be honoured in early November with a Peace Award from Atlohsa Family Healing Services, in honour of his contribution this past year in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. Congratulations, Professor White!

Jonathan Vance: The more people I meet, the more I like my dog

Professor Jonathan Vance (History/TJ) talks about his research and his extracurriculars on Radio Western.  Listen here

 

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