Programmes

This consists of WATJCentre Lectures, Roundtable and Podcasts.

Africa and Global Far-Right Politics

Preamble The recent rise in the legitimacy of far-right inclined movements within several national polities has impacted the landscape of political dynamics across different regions of the world. The increase in the support base for National Rally’s Marine Le Pen during the past presidential elections in France is evidence that even the most acclaimed republican …

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Thin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice – Prof. Joanna Quinn

Book: Thin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice Author: Prof Joanna Quinn, Director  and Graduate Chair,   Centre for Transitional Justice and Post Conflict Reconstruction, Western University, Ontario, Canada Discussants: Dr Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA Prof. Elisabeth King, Professor of International Education and Politics, …

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Rehumanising our Globe as a Sustainable Solution to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Preamble The declaration of a peacekeeping mission by the Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 22, to honour the agreement between his country and the secessionist regions in Eastern Ukraine – Donetsk and Luhansk, confirmed the earlier intelligence reports from the United States (US) and its Western Allies to the UN Security Council (UNSC) about …

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Roundtable on Interreligious Dialogue and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from Nigeria at La Nuit Des Idees

On the 27th of January, we facilitated the organisation of the ‘La Nuit des Idees’ https://www.lanuitdesidees.com/en/demandez-le-programme/ at the Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi Lagos which was themed ‘(Re)construire ensemble’ – Rebuilding Together. The event was centred on the organisation of a roundtable with the topic ‘Interreligious Dialogue and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from Nigeria’. This aligns with our …

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Taliban 2.0 and the Search for Legitimacy in Global Politics

Preamble The call by the Taliban-appointed interim Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mullah Mohammed Hassan Akhund, on the international community to rescind their decision on the withdrwal of aids in order to assuage the sufferings of the Afghan people reiterated the need for collaborative efforts towards averting the looming humanitarian crises in his country. The end …

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The Place of Digital in Political Economies within a Pandemic

Preamble The shift in the operational dynamics of economic sectors globally, since the beginning of the pandemic, has contributed to the popularization of the phrase ‘new normal’ specifically used to depict new guidelines for minimizing physical contacts through physical distancing, crowd control and sanitary habits that, in some cases, resulted in the outright closure of …

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The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible – Prof Rachel Havrelock

Book: The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible Author: Prof Rachel Havrelock, Founder/Director – The Fresh Water Lab; Professor, English Department,   University of Illinois, Chicago, USA Discussants: Rabbi Dr Frank Dabba Smith, Lecturer, Leo Baeck College, London, UK Dr Emily Filler, Assistant Professor, Religion Department, Washington and Lee University, USA Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V-hDkEAkbw

Pursuing Justice For Mass Atrocities – Sarah McIntosh

Book: Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups Author: Sarah McIntosh, Associate – Ferencz International Justice Initiative, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, USA Discussant: Fr Arsene Brice Bado, S.J (PhD), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP), …

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