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Media Advisory - Keynote address focuses on peace building and mediating ethnic conflicts

Monday, March 5, 2018

KINGSTON – Queen’s University welcomes visiting speaker Alice Nderitu for the Peace Building and Mediating Ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria and Kenya. The lecture will allow for the exploration of lessons that can be learned from Kenya’s experience to inform other conflict-afflicted countries grappling with the challenges of conflict mediation, reconciliation, and post-conflict institutional reform.


Ms. Nderitu is a Senior Advisor with the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. She was the 2011 Transitional Justice Fellow of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa. She has been internationally recognized for her work in conflict prevention and for her innovative approach to mediation.

In her book, Kenya, Bridging Ethnic Divides: A Commissioner’s Experience on Cohesion and Integration Ms. Nderitu takes us behind the scenes to understand the efforts to build peace and cohesion between different ethnic and racial communities in Kenya.

Ms. Nderitu’s visit to Queen's is being sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Human Rights Office, Department of Political Studies, Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity, Department of Development Studies, and Centre for the Study of International Relations and Security


The keynote will be held Tuesday, March 6 at 2 pm in the auditorium in Ellis Hall. The media is asked to confirm their attendance.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer

613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca