About the TJ Centre

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction is one of the eight governing research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together he research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was established in late 2009. It brings together experts from across the Western community whose teaching and research focuses on issues including reconciliation, criminal accountability, post-colonial legacies, legal reconstruction, the environment, human rights, economic justice, healing circles, democratization, and more.

Our aim is to be a world-wide centre of excellence in scholarship on transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction through collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research amongst faculty, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and postdoctoral fellows.

Events

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 
The role and limits of transitional justice in Africa's incomplete decolonization project: Lessons from postwar Sierra Leone  
Mohamed Sesay, African Studies, York University 
3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom - please contact tjcentre@uwo.ca for connection details

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Ending wars, ending structural violence 
Catherine Lu, McGill University 
3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom - please contact tjcentre@uwo.ca for connection details

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 
Transformative Reconciliation 
Kiera Ladner, University of Manitoba 
3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom - please contact tjcentre@uwo.ca for connection details

May 4-6, 2022
The State and Indigenous Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa and North America
Event Poster [PDF]

News

Indigenous Governance Workshop 

The TJ Centre is proud to co-host a workshop to be held May 4-6, 2022, entitled “The State and Indigenous Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa and North America.”  The workshop will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars from sub-Saharan Africa and North America to explore common governance challenges and successes in the realization of Indigenous rights in these two diverse regions.  Details to come! Event Poster [PDF]

Wakeham's Groundbreaking Work Cited

The important work of Professor Pauline Wakeham (TJ/English) on the narratives surrounding the 1989 blockades mounted by Kanien’kehá:ka activists and other Indigenous allies at Oka, Quebec has been highlighted in a recent piece in JSTOR Daily. Read more

Visiting Research Fellow

Jared O. BellThe TJ Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Jared O. Bell as a visiting research fellow for the Fall 2021 term.  Dr. Bell is a post-conflict development expert with technical focuses on justice, human rights, and reconciliation. He works in USAID's Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Democracy Office in Sarajevo where he serves as a Democracy and Governance Advisor.  While with the Centre, he will be working on a project that considers Canada's TRC in comparative frame with the utility of a prospective truth commission in the United States.  Welcome, Jared!

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