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Bill Rolston

Professor of Sociology at the University of Ulster

April 26th, 2010, Academia, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Law and Human Rights, Media, Minority Rights, Northern Ireland, Terrorism, UK, Ulster, War and Conflict

Bill Rolston

Bill Rolston is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He has researched, written and lectured on Northern Ireland society, politics and culture over the last three decades, beginning with his doctorate from Queen’s University on community development and political conflict. He is also a researcher with the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster and has published on issues of transitional justice in relation to Northern Ireland, in particular: truth recovery, memory and storytelling, the demobilization of ex-combatants, and the role of public inquiries.

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John Brewer

President of the British Sociological Association

April 23rd, 2010, Aberdeen, Academia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Minority Rights, Northern Ireland, Religion, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, UK

John Brewer

Professor John Brewer is the Sixth-Century Professor in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Formerly he held positions at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of East Anglia, and, while doing research in South Africa, at the University of Natal, Durban. He has held visiting appointments at Yale University (1989), St John’s College Oxford (1992), Corpus Christi College Cambridge (2002) and the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (2003). He was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2007-2008 to write up research for his book on the sociology of peace processes.

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Elazar Barkan

Co-Director, Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights

April 23rd, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Israel, Law and Human Rights, Minority Rights, New York, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict

Elazar Barkan

Dr. Elazar Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and the Director of its Human Rights Concentration as well as the Director of the University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He was the founding Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR).

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