Professor Erin Baines, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, visited Belfast.
The purpose of the trip was to
explore ongoing partnerships and also engage with Ulster University MSc,
LLM and PhD students. Professor Baines offered two classes on focusing
on her work in Uganda entitled "Children & Futurities" and a
second research focused workshop entitled "De-colonial approaches to
research on violence".
We also got some time to do some writing, and wider than this her and I outlined some future plans for joint co-operation and research. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
|Brandon Hamber, Sean Farren, Pat Hume, Colm Eastwood, Malachy O'Neill|
Monday, November 6, 2017
The Textile Language of Conflicts Exhibition launched today (6 November 2017) at the Magee Campus, Ulster University. The exhibition was curated by Roberta Bacic and organised by Professor Robinson. I gave the keynote address at the opening entitled "Reflecting on Masculinities Through the Eye of the Needle". The talk can be listened to below.
Friday, October 20, 2017
|Tom O’Neill, Marty Meehan, Brandon Hamber, Adrian Johnson (IFI)|
Sunday, October 15, 2017
|Kofi Annan Opening the Symposium|
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Recently I spoke at the 29th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum (September 2017) at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. At the Forum he presented the paper "Cultivating Peace: An Exploration of the Role of Nature-Based Activities in Conflict Transformation". This was a joint paper by myself, Alistair Little and Wilhelm Verwoerd. Little and Verwoerd belong to ‘Beyond Walls’ which organised ‘the Journey through Conflict’ process in the framework of ‘Sustainable Peace Network’.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attended a meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Oversight Group in Dublin discussing Ireland's National Action Plan. I spoke on issues of masculinity and inclusion in women, peace and security agenda. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Conveney, attended for some of the time [Photos from Irish Foreign Ministry Twitter] #wpsireland
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
It was a pleasure hosting the Seminar "Resilience to Conflict - A New, Integrated, Granular Measure" by Dr David Backer (University of Maryland) working with community partners Healing Through Remembering on 25 May 2017. The seminar explored the issue of resilience, an important topic in peacebuilding and international development.The seminar was part of a new formal partnership between Ulster University and the University of Maryland. Watch the seminar below.
Monday, May 22, 2017
In Mid-May 2017 I visited Uganda again as part of the Summer Institute focusing on “Men’s and Women’s Relations in Coercive Settings” (17-19 May 2017) hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP) and in War Partnership (CSiW). As part of the event I participated in a 2-day long workshops run by RLP and partners with men who were former combatants/abducted during the Northern Uganda war to learn from their experiences. The second part of the event was a more open conference focusing on women’s and men’s experiences of forced relationships in wartime. I am most gratfeul to Dr Chris Dolan and Professor Erin Baines for the opportunity to attend, learned a fortune.
|Some of the Refugee Law Project staff|
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The 9th International Conference of Museums for Peace was held in Belfast (10-13, April 2017). The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) is a global network of peace museums, peace gardens and other peace related sites, centres and institutions that share the aim to cultivate a global culture of peace. The conference theme was “Cities as Living Museums for Peace” and highlighted Belfast’s social and political transformation from a divided, troubled city to a one which models peace consciousness through post-conflict healing and reconciliation. The 9th International Conference of Museums for Peace was hosted by Ulster University, with the support of Visit Belfast. I gave the keynote address with Dr Elizabeth Crooke, Ulster University. Hopefully we will get around to publishing it some time soon.
|9th International Conference of Museums for Peace Participants at Belfast City Hall|
Friday, March 31, 2017
|The Sierra Leone Delegation|
Monday, March 13, 2017
Spoke recently at a conference in Washington DC focusing on “Northern Ireland’s Lessons for Israeli-Palestinian Peace” held at the US Institute for Peace, 13 March 2017. This event also included Dr Adrian Johnston (IFI). More here http://buff.ly/2mFbfR0.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A report from BBC Good Morning Ulster on a visit of INCORE Ulster University MSc and HECUA students visit to Stormont shortly after the 2017 election.