PERICLES presentation at ‘The Global Island’

On 22 October 2018, the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, participated in a seminar titled ‘The Global Island’ at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. The aim of the seminar was to highlight cutting-edge teaching and research at ISE to Irish Government officials. Prof Linda Hogan provided an overview of the schools teaching in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Intercultural Theory and Interreligious Studies, International Peace Studies, and Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies.  Prof Gillian Wylie’s presentation was on the themes of Human Rights, Migration and Gender. Prof Wylie discussed the common themes that run through many of the research activities of ISE, and highlighted the importance of PERICLES as essential for contributing towards efforts to prevent violent conflict within Europe. Prof Carlo Aldrovandi research interests lie at the interface between religious, conflict studies and faith-related peace making. Prof Aldrovandi is currently Principle Investigator on an Irish Research Council funded project titled ‘Transforming the Conflict over the Holy Land: An Engagement with Israeli Religious Zionism and Its Sacred Values Project’. Dr Dong Jin Kim expertise lay in the field of Comparative Peace Studies with a particular interest in the Peace Processes in Northern Ireland and Korea. Dr Kim highlighted the important role of ISE projects on the international stage, with many being at the forefront of innovative research methodologies. Of particular note is the GATED Project, designed and implemented by ISE Marie Curie research fellow Dr Maja Halilovic-Pastuovic. GATED seek to investigate if segregated education in post-conflict societies causes the radicalisation of youth and increases the possibilities of future conflicts. This project presents an interdisciplinary investigation of segregated education in Bosnia with particular focus on the phenomenon of ‘two schools under one roof’ (TSUOR) that currently operates in the country.


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