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Survivors of Terrorism and Political Violence Roundtable

December 9, 2013 | Nick Taylor

Jo Dover, Programme Manager at the Foundation for Peace was a guest contributor at a Roundtable on the topic of “survivors of terrorism and political violence”

The event, hosted by Liverpool Hope University Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, took place on Wednesday 11 December 2013 at Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD.

The event was chaired by Professor Neil Ferguson and was attended by Hope Students and members of the public. The event centred around three questions answered by the panel and then open discussion in the room.

1. What is your experience as a victim/survivor and what challenges have you faced? (or is faced by those you work with)

2. Do you think that positive change in the world can happen after such a negative experience?

3. What lessons should be taken forward and what would you like policy makers, the public and the perpetrators to do differently?

 Jo Dover said: “The discussion was very interesting and centred around issues that are current in the Northern Ireland conflict, wider issues within the UK and in countries such as Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine and South Africa.”

Jo was joined by Kate Caroll (Steve Caroll Foundation) and Margaret Evison (author of ‘Death of a soldier, a mothers story’) and they discussed personal stories of survivors and families of victims, as well as lessons to be learned for life after loss.

You can find more detailed information about this event and other news in the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies newsletter – click here

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD, United Kingdom