Watjcentre Lecture Series

The WATJCentre Lecture Series was initiated as a means of bridging the gap between scholars and practitioners in the field of transitional justice and creates a platform for renowned experts to share their wealth of experience on transitional justice initiatives across different parts of the globe

Restorative Justice: An Afrocentric Perspective

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Prof Don John Omale,  Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria Moderator: Ehinon Perez E. Arikhan, Member, WATJCentre’s Africanist Scholars’ Forum Date: July 7, 2022 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link:  Video Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuqsqTIoEtQgBsRMV-hMKXtfrKyuFGyY

Prof Don John Otene Omale

Don John O. Omale PhD is a UNODC Expert on Restorative Justice; a British Chevening Scholar of Criminology; and Professor of Criminology & Security Studies at the Federal University Wukari Taraba State, Nigeria. He holds BSc Psychology (University of Nigeria, Nsukka), MSc Criminology (University of Leicester, UK) and PhD Criminology with specialism in Restorative Justice …

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Teaching Speaking Out in Humanitarian Contexts

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Rebecca Golden-Timsar,  Learning and Development Coordinator, Speaking Out Case Studies, Medecins Sans Frontieres Moderator: Simone Rocha, Founder, Medecins Sans Frontieres Brazil Date: April 13, 2022 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdeGgrTkpHdRdiNWn5jDGe2bvoezHKMYX Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EaDcuxtDYI

Historicising the Reintegration of the African Diaspora: West Indians and Racial Hierarchies in Nigeria

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Philip Janzen,  Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Florida, USA Moderator: Professor Judith Byfield, Professor, Department of History, Cornell University, USA Date: January 12, 2022 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqce-vrDIiGdz3qftaT7m433jzX0uRf25S Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYc_rV1Y1s

Ubuntu, Buen Vivir & Gross National Happiness: Their relevance for the SDGs

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Dorine van Norren,  Strategic Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Associate Researcher, Van Vollenhoven Institute  Faculty of Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands Moderator: Anthony Fashedemi, Research Coordinator, The West African Transitional Justice Centre (WATJCentre); Lecturer, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria Date: October 7, 2021 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpdeusqDIoHtTFnOS8uRHFNalifZ5oWcXs?fbclid=IwAR1XL9XEFy8Pe29ZhnlwXsQoJg8htNF3zXtuiqJVLup0EE_LD3qhQjcYUJQ  Video Link: https://youtu.be/ddaSHoQc77g 

“Persons Unknown” and the Killing of the Peace Chief: The TRC and State and Local Violence in South Africa

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Jill Kelly, Associate Professor, Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University, USA Moderator: Dr Mxolisi R. Mchunu, Senior Researcher, KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Date: July 15, 2021 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdOGgrDkjG9XY1Tu46IzbQatf2f-j3quk Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-jsuoImEA

Dr Jill Kelly

Jill E. Kelly is Associate Professor of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of To Swim with Crocodiles: Land, Authority, and Belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996 (Michigan State University Press, 2018 and University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2019) and numerous articles. …

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