Liz Panorelli (University of Cambridge)
"Iron Ladies": Liberian Women Building Peace?
Bio: Liz is currently an MPhil student in International Relations. She graduated last year from Harvard, where she studied Biological Anthropology with a focus on sex differences in aggression and decision making.
Steve Hemming (Flinders University, Australia)
The 1995 Hindmarsh Island Bridge Royal Commission into Ngarrindjeri 'secret' women's business and Ngarrindjeri strategies for recovery
Abstract: The 1995 Hindmarsh Island Bridge Royal Commission was a unique, national inquisition into Indigenous women's traditons. It had devastating consequences for the Ngarrindjeri nation and Indigenous people in Australia more generally. I will provide an overview of these consequences, some insight into the experiences of key Ngarrindjeri women with whom I have worked, and highlight Ngarrindjeri strategies for recovery.
Bio: Steve Hemming is a senior lecturer in Australian Studies at Flinders University in South Australia. He has been working with Ngarrindjeri people since the early 1980s. His recent work with the Ngarrindjeri nation has focussed on governance, community development, natural resource management and cultural heritage management.
Part of the Post-Conflict & Post-Crisis Research Colloquium
Over the next two academic years (2007-2009) the Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis Research Colloquium will seek to establish a number of regularly scheduled and publicised events, ranging from a visiting speaker programme to the extension of its smaller working subgroups (e.g. Religion and Conflict, and the Politics of Space). The group's activities over the first year (2007-2008) will culminate in a major two-day interdisciplinary conference on post-conflict and post-crisis reconstruction.All welcome. No registration required.