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Anja Mihr Lecture at the 2014 IAPSS Autumn Convention: Transitional Justice in Conflict Affected Regions

Bringing together over 220 students of political science and related disciplines from almost 50 different countries, the 2014 IAPSS Autumn Convention was festively opened in Nijmegen (Netherlands) on Monday, October 20th 2014. After an inspirational opening by the head of the Local Organizing Committee, the conference week started with a keynote lecture on Transitional Justice by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr from the Hague Institute for Global Justice and chair of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) research committee on human rights. Dr. Mihr provided the participants with a comprehensive overview over the global situation of human rights, their implementation and the rule of law in transition processes. Drawing from her experience as a political scientist and human rights researcher, she engaged the audience in a lively discussion about conflict situations, comparative politics and moral dilemmas. Dr. Mihr drew from the examples of Syria, Ukraine, Rwanda as well as several others to highlight past and current conflicts and the process of demystifying human rights. Quoting Wen Jianbao, the Prime Minister of China in 1989, she ended her lecture by saying “Kill one generation’s elite, and you have 25 years of peace”. The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) and the Dutch student association ismus would like to thank Dr Mihr for her input and thought-provoking lecture, which was kindly made possible by IPSA.

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L'AISP, fière de s'associer au cycle de conférences "Les défis du pluralisme"

L'Assocation internationale de science politique est fière de collaborer avec le département de science politique de l'Université de Montréal, Daniela Heimpel et Saaz Taher, pour l'organisation du cycle de conférences (en français) sur "Les défis du pluralisme".

Dès le 9 octobre, plusieurs conférences en philosophie politique traiteront des défis spécifiques aux sociétés pluralistes et mettront en scène des intervenants de tous les milieux, dont Michel Seymour et Janie Pélabay, membres de l'AISP.

Pour vous inscrire à la cérémonie d'ouverture, qui comprendra des interventions de Gérard Bouchard (Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les imaginaires collectifs, Université du Québéc à Chicoutimi) et Charles Taylor (Professeur de philosophie, Université McGill), signataires du rapport Bouchard-Taylor, veuillez vous rendre à l'adresse suivante: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ceremonie-douverture-multiculturalisme-et-in...

Pour plus d'informations sur l'événement, voir la page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cyclepluralisme/info