Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

Meeting George Mitchell!

On February 10th, I had the opportunity to go see former Senator George Mitchell speak on a panel at Queen’s University Belfast with Monica McWilliams (former leader of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition) about their memories from the peace talks that culminated … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on an Incredible Year!

It’s hard to believe that this wonderful year is already coming to an end! Without a doubt, this has been the most incredible year of my life – I’ve had opportunities to study alongside leading global scholars in the field … Continue reading

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Perspective in Conflict Studies

Recently, I visited Cambridge University to help me decide whether to pursue a PhD there or attend law school in the United States next year. On the train there from London King’s Cross, I read a book, Between Ourselves: Exploring … Continue reading

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Center Stage

Throughout Ireland and Europe, the first thing I’m usually asked after stating that I’m American is “what do you think about Donald Trump?” I didn’t think much of it at first, but over time I spotted a trend: I was … Continue reading

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What is a heroine?

In my course in Conflict Transformation & Social Justice at Queen’s University, Belfast, and in all of my travels around Europe, I am focusing, broadly, on women. I am consciously examining everything that I read and see through a gendered … Continue reading

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Straight Ballin in Belfast

Hello everyone! I’ve been in Belfast for about two months now, and I am happy to provide some updates on my life so far. To provide a bit of background, I’m completing a Master’s in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice … Continue reading

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