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World Congress of the Korean Political Science Association

From 25-27 August 2015, Chandra attended the World Congress of the Korean Political Science Association in Gyeongju, South Korea, where she presented a paper which drew on the TJDI research project in part.  The paper, entitled “Transitional justice and the East Asian Peace: What is the Relationship?” sought to address the apparent puzzle of the so-called East Asian Peace in light of claims that the region has had relatively little transitional justice by interrogating conventional wisdom regarding both concepts. The conference programme and uploaded papers can be found here.

"Human Rights for Development" Advanced summer course

On 10 September 2015, Chandra gave a Keynote at the Advanced Summer Course on “Human Rights for Development,” on transitional justice and development.  The talk was followed by an active discussion with scholars and practitioners from conflict-affected countries.

Does transitional justice affect democratic institution-building? seminar

On 12 October 2015, Chandra spoke at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University on “Does transitional justice affect democratic institution-building?”  The talk, building on the first policy paper by Valerie and Chandra, drew active participation from students and faculty, sparking a lively debate on the goals and politics of transitional justice, and methodological challenges of discussing impact.  The audio recording of the talk is available here.