PSRP Summer School at TJI: Ambassador Verveer’s Speech, and a letter of support from Hillary Clinton

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The lecture delivered by Ambassador Melanne Verveer of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security on the evening of Monday 27 June 2016 was received with great enthusiasm of those partaking in the TJI/PSRP Summer School.

The Ambassador’s speech paid tribute to the work of the women of Northern Ireland, and, in particular, stressed the impact of the research carried out at TJI, naming Prof Monica McWilliams, Prof Fionnuala Ni Aolain  and Dr Catherine O’Rourke.

This was followed by a panel discussion led by Monica McWilliams with Avila Kilumurray, Dawn Purvis, Geraldine McAteer, Rebecca Turkington and then Belfast launch of the Women Leading Peace publication by Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security; this publication again highlights with role of women, including Monica and our Visiting Professor Avila Kilmurray and many others in the peace process.

During the event, the TJI Summer School participants gave their inspiring introductions. Thanks to the DFID-funded PSRP project, over 25 individuals could joint the school from nations as diverse as Kenya, India, Australia, Syria, Greece, Philippines, Finland, the US, Colombia, Burundi, Mozambique, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Italy, Japan, Zimbabwe, UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland (some of the local participants have been supported also by the Garfield Weston Trust).

Ambassador Verveer concluded her talk with a message from her friend Hillary Clinton, which can be read below:

Hillary Clinton Letter




















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