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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, September 25, 2019
    Katarzyna Korycki, Queen’s University
    Memory as Politics and Resurgent Nativism
    1:30-2:30 p.m. in Social Science Centre room 3014
  • 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
  • November2019
    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. inSocial Science Centre room 3014
  • Wednesday, January20, 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

Congratulations, Dr. Stefanik!

Kirsten Stefanik (Law/TJ) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on August 13. The dissertation addressed “Improving Civilian Protection during War through Conflict-Specific Behavioural Regulation of Combatants.” Congratulations, Dr. Stefanik!

Prof. Joanna Quinn on Radio Western's PBnJ

TJ Centre Director, Professor Joanna Quinn (Political Science) talks about her research into rebuilding societies on Radio Western’s PBnJ. Listen here

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

 

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