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

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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“Courts are for the rich and we do not rely on contracts”: Trust and Alternative Institutions shaping Nigerian Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr King Omeihe, Chair of African Studies, British Academy of Management & Asst. Prof. of Entrepreneurship and Management Practice, University of Aberdeen Moderator: Fr Charles Soyombo, Existential Psychotherapist, Mind UK Date: April 1, 2021 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 ) Platform: Zoom Registration Link: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcOCoqz0rHN3334y5dRporMa7UXCZHmLr Video Link: https://youtu.be/e3gaGT-P6dQ

Dr King Omeihe

Dr. Kingsley Omeihe is currently an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Practice at the University of Aberdeen. He is the co-founder and Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management (BAM). He also serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). His …

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“Abandoned Properties”: Reengaging a Post-Nigerian Civil War Narrative.

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Professor Olutayo Charles Adesina, Head, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan Moderator: Dr Vivian Chenxue Lu,Assistant Professor of Anthropology (at Lincoln Center) Department of Sociology and Anthropology Date: January 14, 2021 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 )  Platform: Zoom Registration Link:https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlcOygrTwsEtNpow4vLxg3rjuooOta3JaJ Video Link:

Leniency and Transitional Justice During and Post Conflict : Updates and Lessons from Somalia, Nigeria and Colombia

WATJCentre Distinguished Personality Lecture Series Speaker: Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown, Director, Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors / Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution .Moderator: Dr Uyi Lawani, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Lewis College of Business, Marshall Univeristy Date: December 9, 2020 Time: 3pm (GMT+1 ) Platform: Zoom Registration Link:https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpf-CspjksH9QWCcBleFpjM9u3kR97s_tK Video Link:

Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown

Vanda Felbab-Brown is a senior fellow in the Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She is the director of the Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors.She is also the co-director of the Africa Security Initiative and the Brookings series on opioids:“The Opioid Crisis in America: Domestic and International Dimensions. …

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