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Resilience to Conflict - A New, Integrated, Granular Measure
Description: Presented by Dr David Backer, Assistant Director, Center for International Development and Conflict Management & Associate Research Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland. Resilience has emerged as an important buzzword that is in vogue among development professionals, including those who focus on various aspects of societal instability. The general concept of resilience in this context is relatively clear. For example, the US Agency for International Development (2012) articulates a useful definition: "The ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth." Such an understanding has been translated to apply to circumstances of conflict and peacebuilding, capturing aspects of risk, recovery, and transformation. As yet, however, empirical assessment of resilience to conflict has been lacking. This talk proposes a novel analytical methodology for measuring resilience to conflict. A provisional implementation of the methodology is demonstrated using Nigeria as an illustrative case. The goal of the talk is to stimulate reflective discussion that can lead to refinement of the methodology and its applications.
  30 May 2017   1h3m48s 0 7 0
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Dr Arun Gandhi
Description: Dr Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi, will delivered an inspiring speech on 'peace and non-violence' at a special lecture hosted by INCORE, Ulster University at its Magee campus in Derry~Londonderry.
  06 Jul 2016   32m44s 3 135 0
Clinton International Summer School 2015
Description: Highlights from the Clinton International Summer School 2015 held at INCORE, Ulster University.
  24 Apr 2016   8m24s 0 138 0
Accounts of the Conflict Archive
Description: Details about the Peace III funded online archive: Accounts of the Conflict http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/ The ‘Accounts of the Conflict’ is a digital archive of personal accounts of the conflict, based in Ulster University and designed to provide for the long-term storage of stories related to ‘the Troubles’ in, and about, Northern Ireland. Accounts of the Conflict is funded from the European Union’s PEACE lll programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. The project is run by staff at INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute).
  23 Dec 2014   12m5s 1 187 0
Patricia Valdez - Building memories: witnesses and oral archives
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Plenary Session: Patricia Valdez, founding director of Memoria Abierta, Argentina.Building memories: witnesses and oral archives. Patricia Tappatá Valdez has worked since 1974 for the defence of human rights in Peru, El Salvador and Argentina. She is currently the head of the Directorate in charge of the relationship with civil society organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Argentina. She is also a member of the faculty of the LLM in International Human Rights at the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos Aires. Until June 2012 she was Director of Memoria Abierta (Open Memory), an organization she created and led in its development for over ten years. Memoria Abierta is an alliance of five Argentine Human Rights Organizations working together to preserve, organize, and exhibit the documented history of state terrorism in Argentina with the goal of encouraging public policy oriented to recuperate and examine the memory of the recent past as part of the cultural, social, and political identity of the nation. Patricia Tappatá was the Director of the Truth Commission for El Salvador, created as part of the peace agreements signed in that country between the Government and the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) and implemented by the United Nations, which investigated the twelve-year war in that country. She also directed the Human Rights Department of the National Conference of Bishops in Peru, 1977-1987, and co- founding the Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos in Perú, integrating its first Executive Committee (1985-1987). She directed the Political Representation Program at the Fundación Poder Ciudadano in Argentina, 1993-1997. For three years, she also coordinated a regional program on Social Responsability and Leadership (LIP Program: Leadership in Philanthropy in the Americas) developed by the Kellogg Foundation in seven Latin American countries. She is one of the founding members of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and currently serves on its board. She is also on the Advisory Board at “Archives and Dealing with the Past” project (Swis Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss Federal Archives and Swisspeace). Tappatá Valdez is the author of several articles and book contributions about human rights, and is an expert in Human Rights issues, Memory and Democracy. She holds a degree in Social Work at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and completed his postgraduate studies in Social Sciences at FLACSO-Buenos Aires (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales).
  23 Dec 2014   19m47s 0 34 0
Grainne Kelly: Setting the Scene (Accounts Conference)
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Setting the Scene: Grainne Kelly, INCORE - The Context of Storytelling and Archiving in and about the conflict in Northern Ireland
  23 Dec 2014   13m21s 0 55 0
Accounts of the Conflict: Roadshows Highlights
Description: During October and November 2014 the Accounts of the Conflict project team worked with a number of partner organisations to deliver seven roadshows. The Roadshows aimed to engage with a range of different audiences across Northern Ireland and the border region in order to: - Raise awareness of the project - Attract/persuade/inform potential contributors and collection owners - to deposit - Begin a discussion about the potential future use of such an archive - Get initial feedback on the layout and structure of the archive - And to publicise the International Conference. In all, over 200 people attended the roadshows which were held in Antrim, Dundalk, Limavady, Derry~Londonderry, Dublin and Belfast. We were delighted to work with the Community Relations Council, Dundalk Institute of Technology, The Victims and Survivors Forum, The Garden of Reflection at Holywell Diverse City Partnership, the Institute of British Irish Studies and OFMDFM Research Unit and thank them warmly for their assistance. Those who attended were positive about the value of such an archive and felt it would be useful to them in their work. Many people raised questions ranging from practical things that would help a user, such as a map and details of support organisations through content related questions about how we ‘verify’ the stories and how we promote the viewing of a range of stories, through to how we will manage future deposits and the potential uses for such an archive. The roadshows were enormously helpful in the run up to the launch and fed in to our final modifications to the design of the resource. The questions raised also contributed to the structure of the conference and the content of the parallel sessions. Thanks to all of you who attended.
  23 Dec 2014   2m54s 0 41 0
Doug Boyd: Curating Voices: Oral History Archives in the Digital Age
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Doug Boyd, Director, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky: Curating Voices: Oral History Archives in the Digital Age. Doug Boyd Ph.D. directs the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recognized leader regarding oral history, archives, and digital technologies. He recently managed the Oral History in the Digital Age website, which was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The project established current best practices for collecting, curating, and disseminating oral histories. Boyd currently leads the team that envisioned, designed, and is implementing the open-source Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. He holds a PhD in folklore and ethnomusicology from Indiana University and previously served as the manger of the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, Director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission, and Senior Archivist for the oral history and folklife collections at the Kentucky Historical Society. He authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives and Digital Technologies, and is the author of the book Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community published in August 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.
  28 Nov 2014   29m30s 0 155 0
Roberta Bacic: Textile Accounts of Conflicts
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Roberta Bacic, Curator of International Exhibitions of Arpilleras: Textile Accounts of Conflicts Roberta taught at Universidad Austral de Chile from 1973 to 1981. From 1982 she worked in Carlos Anwandter German Institute and San Mateo College both in Chile. Between 1993 and 1996, she worked for the National Corporation of Reparation and Reconciliation, the successor to the Truth Commission. During this time she also taught in Human Rights at the Catholic University, Temuco, Chile. She then moved to the United Kingdom and took up the position of Programme and Development Officer for War Resisters’ International where she worked between 1998 and 2002. She moved to Northern Ireland in 2004. Since 2008, Roberta has curated more than 50 international exhibitions of arpilleras. Over time, these exhibitions have expanded from arpilleras from Pinochet’s Chile, to include expressions of loss, protest and healing from around the world.
  27 Nov 2014   1m7s 1 188 0
Accounts of the Conflict: Conference Highlights
Description: Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding Visit the launch of our archive: http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/ The aim of this International Conference is to explore and examine the role of digital archives of personal narratives, oral histories or testimonies in societies emerging from conflict. The Conference is a showcase event of the ‘Accounts of the Conflict’ project at INCORE based in the University of Ulster, which is building a digital archive for the long-term preservation and dissemination of stories related to the conflict in, and about, Northern Ireland. The conference aims to attract both academics and practitioners from around the world with an interest in how storytelling and archiving can contribute to peacebuilding and social change in a range of diverse contexts. Alongside local experts working in the field, confirmed speakers for the conference include Elisabeth Baumgartner, swisspeace; Louise Corti, UK Data Archive, University of Essex; Norman Duncan, Apartheid Archive, South Africa; Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Foundation; Ramsay Liem, Boston College; Mary Marshall Clark, Columbia Center for Oral History Research, New York; Iratxe Momoitio Astorkia, Gernika Peace Museum; Vesna Terselic, Documenta, Croatia and Patricia Valdez, Memoria Abierta, Argentina. While formal conference inputs are by invitation only, all conference participants will have opportunities to engage in discussions in the scheduled interactive parallel sessions.
  27 Nov 2014   4m2s 1 193 0
Vice Chancellor Prof. Richard Barnett: Launch of the Accounts of the Conflict Archive
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Professor Richard Barnett, Vice-Chancellor, Ulster University: Launch of the Accounts of the Conflict Archive
  27 Nov 2014   6m21s 0 132 0
Pat Colgan: Launch of the Accounts of the Conflict Archive
Description: This video is part of the international conference 'Accounts of the Conflict: Digitally Archiving Stories for Peacebuilding', held at the Holiday Inn, Belfast, on 17 & 18 November 2014. Pat Colgan, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body: Launch of the Accounts of the Conflict Archive
  27 Nov 2014   9m39s 0 36 0