Peace Building Colloquium: Can Enemies Become Friends? From Conflict to Peace Building

The University of Adelaide, the Abraham Institute and the Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA Branch) is proud to present:

Peace Building Colloquium:  Can Enemies Become Friends?  From Conflict to Peace Building

Semesters 1 and 2, 2015
Thursdays 6.00 – 7.30pm
Napier G04

Convenors:  Katherine Goode (Abraham Institute), Ghil’ad Zuckermann (Linguistics), Vesna Drapac (History), Felix Patrikeef (Politics).

All lectures are open to the public. Donations to Abraham Institute welcome.

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Semester 1:

The Peace Building lecture series will be opened by the Vice Chancellor Warren Bebbington on 7 May. Professor Jennie Shaw, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, will be a special guest

  • Thursday, 7 May – Can Enemies Become Friends? Overview and introduction to the Truth and Reconciliation Process
    Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff, Department of Politics, The University of Adelaide
  • Thursday, 14 May – Psychology and Neuroscience of Conflict
    Professor Julio Licinio, Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Mind and Brain Theme Leader, South Australian Health and Medical Research
  • Thursday, 21 May– The Truth and Reconciliation process in Cambodia – playing by their own rules
    Jack Fogl, Assistant to the Defence in the trial of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
  • Thursday, 28 May– Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa
    Professor Dorothy Driver, Department of English and Creative Writing, The University of Adelaide, and Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town

Semester 2

  • Thursday, 6 August – The Clash of Cultures and Religions in the film “Serenades”
    Writer/director Mojgan Khadem will present a film set in the 1890s in the remote South Australian desert, inhabited by Aborigines, Lutheran German missionaries and Afghan cameleers
  • Thursday, 13 August – The Power of the Media Reporting Conflict: Truth, Lies and Propaganda
    Dr Ron Hoenig, School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia
  • Thursday, 20 August – Lexical Terrorism: How Language is used to Demonize People and Create the Concept of the Other
    Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, The University of Adelaide
  • Thursday, 27 August – From Victimhood to Forgiveness
    Dr Gill Hicks MBE, Co-founder of MAD for Peace
    Dr Waleed Alkhazrajy, President of the Islamic Society of South Australia



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