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Past events

See below for past events that we have held.


A silent tribute to the fallen. Remembering 21st Century Wars

An exhibition showcasing photos, poems and letters exploring the repatriation rituals of Wootton Bassett (2007-2011).

Curator: Dr Aline Gaus, School of Social Sciences 


Tala Jarjour talks about her book "Sense and Sadness"

Part of the  Research Seminar series "Religion, Art and Conflict". Tala Jarjour, Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, talks about a study of music modality in relation to human emotion and the aesthetics of perception in the context of ritual commemorations and war.  


Screening of Au Revoir La-haut ("See you up There) Albert Dupontel, 2017 and talk by Garrett Epp, Professor Emeritus in English And Film Studies from the University of Alberta (1988-2014) and currently affiliated to the Catholic University of Lille

Organised by Popular Culture Research Group, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies and the European Institute


The fundamental cure for poverty in not money but knowledge

Arthur Lewis


Social Challenges in El Salvador today

Ruben Zamora


Changes in the Middle East

Dr Mustafa el-Feki, Director of the Alexandria Library and Dr Khaled Mohamed Azab & Dr. Sameh Fawzy


International Women's Day: Exploring maternal and artistic strategies towards a more peaceful world

Hope University, Cornerstone Festival – Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies


Security and Intelligence: the politics and the media

Professor Richard Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and Visiting Fellow of the Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, and Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics, Department of History and Politics, Liverpool Hope University.


Russian-Ukrainian conflict: An ‘unexpected’ crisis

Dr Vsevolod Samokhvalov, Dr Natalia Vibla and Dr Taras Khomych


Centenaire pour la Paix


Entitlement to Islands,Rocks and Low - Tide Elevations in the South China Sea: Geoeconomics versus Rule of Law

Professor Solomon Salako


Morality of Intervention

Lord Charles Guthrie


Panel on Peace and Youth Engagement (Big Hope 2)

  • Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi Liverpool
  • Steve Atherton, Justice and Peace Fieldworker Archdiocese of Liverpool
  • Nadine Daniel, National Refugee Welcome Coordinator, Mission & Public Affairs Division | Archbishops Council | Church House
  • Ivana Gabalova , Anne Frank House in the Netherlands
  • Richard Outram, Secretary, The Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum c/o

Annual Conference: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding


Entitlement to Islands,Rocks and Low - Tide Elevations in the South China Sea: Geoeconomics versus Rule of Law.

Professorial Lecture: Professor Solomon Salako


Talk with students on the morality of intervention. 

Lord Charles Guthrie 

Finding Peace in the Holy Land by Lauren Booth.

Discussion with the author on her recently published memoir.


Representation and Commemoration: the Centenary of the End of WW1

Guy Cuthbertson, Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day
William Blazek, Trench Vision: Imagining the Western Front
Terry Phillips, Francis Ledwidge: An Irish Soldier Poet
Peter McGrail, Facing the Dead: Wartime Stained Glass Windows


Women, Peace and the Church. 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War

Organised by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, the Liverpool-Cologne Link Group & the Josephine Butler Memorial Trust



Book Presentation: Lee Miller, Photography, Surrealism and the Second World War. From Vogue to Dachau

William Blazek


Symposium - The Balfour Declaration (1917-2017): Past, Present and Future

Professor Yosi Mekelberg, Dr Sarah Eltantawi, Professor Roger Spooner, and Dr Yazif Said


Book Presentation: The Boundaries of the debate on Land Restitution in Colombia 

Maryluz Vallejo Mejía and Catalina Montoya Londoño


How do you solve a problem like Korea?

Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool


One-day Practitioners’ Conference on Media Discourse about British Muslims and its Implications

English Department and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University


Annual Conference 2017: Restoring Peace

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre


Professorial lecture: Climate Change,Environmental Security and Global Justice

Prof Solomon Salako


Civic Lecture 2017: Challenges of building peace

Eamon Gilmore


Sacred Places: Performances, Politics and Ecologies – A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Drama, Dance and Performance Department, in partnership with the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Working Group ‘Performance, Religion and Spirituality’; and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies.


A tale of two cities? Social movement in the divided city of Mostar

Susan Forde


High Stakes: Women and peacebuilding in an illiberal world

Judith Large


Donald Trump, US Grand Strategy and Forthcoming Prospects for War and Peace

Dr Robert Busby


Seeking refuge: Multiple perspectives

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies


Are the media responsible while depicting religions?

Dr Salman Al-Azami