Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice

Hosted by the Department of Government

Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


Professor Nadim Rouhana

Professor Nadim Rouhana

Professor James Hughes

Professor James Hughes

Dr Denisa Kostovicova

Dr Rachel Kerr

Dr Rachel Kerr

Rebekka Friedman

Rebekka Friedman


Dr Bill Kissane

Dr Bill Kissane

The panel discussion launches a special issue of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies coedited by James Hughes and Denisa Kostovicova of LSE’s Department of Government.

The panel puts the concepts of transitional justice and reconciliation in post-conflict states and societies under critical scrutiny, contrasting the normative discourses underpinning the concepts with the lived realities. A number of important illustrative cases, such as Israel/Palestine, Balkans, Northern Ireland, and Peru, will be discussed.

Nadim Rouhana is Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

James Hughes is Professor of Comparative Politics at the LSE Department of Government.

Denisa Kostovicova is Associate Professor at the LSE Department of Government.

Rachel Kerr is Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War at King’s College London.

Rebekka Friedman is Lecturer of International Relations at King's College London. 

Bill Kissane is Associate Professor at the LSE Department of Government.

This is a Conflict Research Group public event.

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