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Dialogues on Memory: Strategies for reconstructing memories in conflict and post-conflict zones
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
This project is supported by grants from the Swiss Government and UBC Faculty of Arts and is a collaboration between the Historical Memory Commission of Colombia and the Transitional Justice Network of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia.
Human Security and Cities
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From a 2008 partnership between the Liu Institute and DFAIT, this set of articles examine the nature and scale of organized urban violence, and suggest approaches to mitigate its consequences.
A Guilty Pleasure: The Global Chocolate Economy and the Conflict in Côte d’Ivoire
The global cocoa trade, of which Côte d’Ivoire supplies 35-40% each year, casts a long shadow over both Côte d’Ivoire’s decade-long crisis and the fragile prosperity that preceded it, and can be tied to human rights violations that were endemic both before and during the conflict.
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Publications
Forced marriage as a political project: Sexual rules and relations in the Lord's Resistance Army
Erin Baines
A journal article written by Erin Baines exploring contraditions that exist in sexual violence and forced marriage in the Ugandan originated rebel group, Lord's Resistance Army.
March 20, 2014
Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations, and the Law
Benjamin Perrin
A timely examination of how modern armed conflicts have outpaced the laws designed to govern them.
July 11, 2012
Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources
Philippe Le Billon
Focusing on three key resources of oil, diamonds,and timber, Associate Professor Phillipe Le Billion's book explores the outbreak of war and conflict in resource-rich countries.
January 17, 2012
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Events
Mar
21
2014
ICCLR International Lecture Series: Eric MacDonald
March 21, 2014
This series the guest lecturer will be Eric MacDonald, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court The Hague.
Nov
4
2013
New Wave in African Cinema: Directors Roundtable
November 04, 2013
As part of the New Wave in African Cinema Film Series, the Liu Institute is pleased to present a Directors Roundtable.
Oct
3
2013
Resource Extraction, Land Ownership, and Internal Displacement
October 03, 2013
A public lecture about how natural resource extraction, concentration of land ownership, and drug trafficking are related to forced displacement and systemic marginalization of Black Colombians.
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