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

Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Efforts at the United Nations: The Journey So Far

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Kelly Adams, Legal Advisor, Global Justice Centre, USA Moderator: Iwalewa Olorunyomi, Research Officer, The West African Transitional Justice Centre, Nigeria Date: July 11, 2024 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcuCsrjsqH9N7KEBUFwDPIJnhF7eza-M5 Video Link: 

Kelly Adams

Kelly Adams is a Legal Advisor at the Global Justice Center, where she focuses on sexual and gender-based violence in crimes against humanity. She holds a J.D. from the Washington University School of Law, with certificates in International and Comparative Law and Public Interest Law, and a M.P.S. in Intelligence from Georgetown University. Her writing …

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Transitional Justice and the Transformation of the Multilateral System

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Prof Tim Murithi, Peacebuilding Interventions, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa Moderator: Madhuvanti Gia Mukherjee, Research Officer, The West African Transitional Justice Centre, Nigeria Date: April 4, 2024 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link:  https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcufu-pqzstHdax9KvP6JJYHWF_YrO12FNg Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLCO1vbgh-U

Prof Tim Murithi

Professor Tim Murithi is Head of the Peacebuilding Interventions Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, and Extraordinary Professor of African Studies, at the Centre for African and Gender Studies, University of the Free State, in South Africa. He is an Honorary Research Associate, Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy …

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Working Through or Running from the Past? The Limits of Forgiveness and Restorative Justice

Patrick Ahern, PhD University of Dayton A theoretical reflection upon human rights and transitional justice compels the question of how to reckon with the devastation for communities left in the wake of a tragic past. Of course, one must be sensitive to the uniqueness and historical specificity of each community, but this does not preclude …

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Working Through or Running from the Past? The limits of forgiveness for restorative justice

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Patrick Ahern, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton, USA Moderator: Dr Justin Fugo, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dayton, USA Date: January 12, 2024 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uce-orzsrHtxY_c1R1IGLb3YAb-P6ddvO#/registration  Video Link: https://youtu.be/qarcXhbrHmk?si=u9m5c1bTPPmtc8ER

Dr Patrick Ahern

Patrick Ahern, Ph.D. is a political and ethical philosopher whose research focuses on themes of Critical Theory, Early Modern Thought, Human Rights Theory, and Critical Social Justice. His previous publications include, “Pathic Identification in Populist Movements: The Spectre of Antisemitism in Right and Left Populist Protests” (in Critical Theory and the Critique of Antisemitism, Bloomsbury …

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Prof. Jendele Hungbo

Jendele Hungbo is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at KolaDaisi University, Ibadan. He is also a Research Associate with the Department on Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research interests cut across Broadcast media, New (interactive) Media, Social media, postcolonial identities and representations in the media in Africa among others. He previously …

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Trauma in the Byline: Normative Practices and Precarity among Crime Reporters in Nigeria

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Prof. Jendele Hungbo, Professor of Journalism and Media, KolaDaisi University, Nigeria Moderator: Ms Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu, Managing Editor, HumAngle Media, Abuja, Nigeria Date: October 12, 2023 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctduippz8rG9HN2b_BbahJcotHkZ2PrFgn Video Link: https://youtu.be/D5eyKdcHxro?si=88nAsCqCZt359JwH

African Revolution and Reparative Justice in the 21st Century

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Prof. Horace G Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Syracuse University Moderator: Dr Senayon Olaoluwa, Head, Diaspora and Transnational Studies Unit, University of Ibadan  Date: July 6, 2023 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpceChqDgqGtT2ugdtgiMV8BkwCAvplhJs#/registration Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp7ALk36Kis