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Repairing Societies after Conflict


Thursday, June 3, 2021

11:00 - 11:45
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Session 3, LECTURE HALL, Thursday June 3, 2021


11:00 am - 11:45 am

Repairing Societies after Conflict


Repairing Societies after Conflict

Chair/Moderator: Dean Peachey

Dr. Peachey is former executive director of UWinnipeg’s Global College, and served as coordinator of the Human Rights Program, and as a member of the committee administering the Joint Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies delivered by UWinnipeg and the University of Manitoba. 

11:00-11:15 AM Joanna R. Quinn on “The Role of the Everyday in Repairing Societies after Conflict”

Dr. Quinn is Director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction and a professor of Political Science at The University of Western Ontario, where she is cross appointed to the Faculty of Law and affiliate-appointed to the Department of Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She is Past President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Her latest book is Thin Sympathy: A Strategy to Thicken Transitional Justice (University of Pennsylvania Press), 2021. Dr. Quinn is interested in how Canadians can think about beginning to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples.

This Keynote Presentation is co-sponsored by the CPRA, the Department of Political Science and the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario.

This Keynote Presentation is pre-recorded. It is available for viewing by all Congress attendees any time between May 27-June 20, 2021. As well, CPRA members can view portions of it at this time and engage in live (unrecorded) discussion.   


11:15-11:30 PM Eric Lepp on “Puck Luck: Encounter and Sanctuary in a Northern Irish (Ice) Hockey Arena”

Dr. Lepp is a peace scholar whose research explores spaces of contact and the construction of community that includes the ‘other’ in conflict-affected societies. He is particularly interested in the counter-cultural, resistant, and unexpected spaces where peace is being enacted and imagined against a backdrop of division. Eric completed his PhD at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at University of Manchester (UK) in 2018 and is now Visiting Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Waterloo.  

11:30-11:45 PM Branka Marijan on “Everyday Peace Politics and the Liminal Condition”

Dr. Marijan is a Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares, where she leads the research on the military and security implications of emerging technologies. Her work examines concerns regarding the development of autonomous weapons systems and the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on security provision and trends in warfare. Her research interests include trends in warfare, civilian protection, use of drones, and civil-military relations. She holds a PhD from the Balsillie School of International Affairs with a specialization in conflict and security. She has conducted research on post-conflict societies and published academic articles and reports on the impacts of conflict on civilians and diverse issues of security governance, including security sector reform.

11:45-11:59 AM Simu-Live Q & A in Networking Lounge Break-out Room


  • Joanna R. Quinn, The University of Western Ontario