Events Calendar 2017/2018: All Welcome!


 Date Event   Where/When
October 20, 2017

Lunchtime talk: How do you solve a problem like Korea?

Beyond mutually assured destruction, what can the Cold War, and other seemingly intractable situations, teach us about bringing peaceful change to the Korean Peninsular?

Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool, Independent Crossbench Member of the House of Lords.

David Alton (Lord Alton of Liverpool) is founder and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea. He has visited the country four times; is author of “Building Bridges, Is There hope for North Korea?”; and  is a member of the international Sages Group. He is an alumnus and Visiting Professor of Liverpool Hope University.

All welcome! 

Link to Lord Alton's lecture (video) 

Link to power point presentation


Time: 1-2pm (lunch provided)

Place: LTC-A

November 7, 2017

Book Presentation: The Boundaries of de debate on Land Restitution (2017) by Dr Catalina Montoya Londoño, with Talk by the Colombian Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom Nestor Osorio Londoño on the challenges of Peace implementation in Colombia and expert commentary by Stepen McLoughlin, Director of the MA in International Relations, LHU. 

All welcome! 

Link to presentation

Time: 4-6 pm (reception included)

Place: FML014


November 15, 2017 

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

Yossi Mekelberg, International Relations and Social Sciences Programme Director at the Faculty of Humanities , Arts & Social Sciences at Regent's University London

Dr. Sarah Eltantawi, Member of the Faculty in Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies (Asst. Prof), The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA USA

Dr. Rev.Yazid Said, Lecturer in Islam, Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Liverpool Hope University

Professor Roger Spooner OBE and Dr Monica Spooner, Trustees The Balfour Project UK 

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Time: 5-7:30 pm

Place: Eden Lecture Theatre 130 

December 5, 2017

Book Presentation: Lee Miller, Photography, Surrealism and the Second World War. From Vogue to Dachau by Lynn Hilditch, with talk by William Blazek, Associate Professor and Reader in English

All welcome! 

Time: 1-2 pm

Place: EDEN 014

January 23 2018

Russian-Ukrainian conflict: An ‘unexpected’ crisis

Dr Vsevolod Samokhvalov is Lecturer at the University of Liege and Free University of Brussels (Vesalius College). He worked as research fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies. Vsevolod has worked as policy analyst and journalist in the Black Sea region, Balkans, London and Brussels.

Dr Natalia Vibla is a Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Science,     Liverpool Hope University.

Dr Taras Khomych is a Lecturer in Theology, Department of Theology,    Philosophy and Religious Studies, Liverpool Hope University.

All Welcome! 

Time: 1-2:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Place: EDEN104

February 14, 2018

Panel on security and intelligence: the politics and the media

Guest Speakers:

Professor Richard Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and Visiting Fellow of the Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies. “Spooks and scoops: Journalists and the secret state”

Dr Dimitrios Anagnostakis, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics, Department of History and Politics, Liverpool Hope University. “The EU-US cybersecurity and intelligence cooperation”

All Welcome


Time: 12 – 1 pm (lunch provided)

Place: FML201
March 5, 2018

Public lecture: Change in the Arab World

Dr Mustafa el-Feki, Director of the Alexandria Library 


Time 10.30am-12pm |

Venue: LHBS017 (Hope Park Campus)

March 8 2018

International Women's Day: 

Exploring maternal and artistic strategies towards a more peaceful world

A film installation by Esther Wilson, Sarah Black and Andrew Frizell 

Date: March 8 | Time: 11.30 

Place: COR108

Mother's Day Event

Time: 12.15 - 4.30. 

Place: The Grace Room COR 106, The Creative Campus,  Shaw Street, L6 1HP

Guest speaker - Guest Artist Shira Richter 

RSVP by 5th Feb -

Time: From 11.30 - 4.30 pm

Place: Creative Campus, LHU

March 9

Symposium "Religion and Conflict between Egypt and Tanzania"

Guest Speakers: Dr Khaled Mohamed Azab & Dr. Sameh Fawzy

Senior Managers at the Alexandria Library, responsible for anti-extremism program, relationships with religious institutions, contacts with media and cultural organizations, publishing and research.

Dr. Stephen McLoughlin, Lecturer in International Relations, Director of the MA in Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University

Time: 12-1:30 

Place EDEN114

March 19, 2018
Ruben Zamora speaks about the Social Challenges of El Salvador Today 
(Organised with the Archbishop Romero Trust and the Justice and Peace Commission)

In late 2017 Ruben Zamora stepped down from his post as El Salvador’s permanent representative to the United Nations having served previously as the country’s Ambassador to the United States and Ambassador to India. He is currently based in El Salvador as an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Place: FML201

Time: 1-2 pm

March 19, 2018

Peace: The product of Justice and Love. The ongoing struggle for peace in Romero’s beloved El Salvador

(Organised with the Archbishop Romero Trust and the Justice and Peace Commission)

Ruben Zamora, diplomat and politician 

Place: EDEN 130

Time: 7-9 pm

April 20, 2018
Centenaire pour la Paix

Université Catholique de Lille and Liverpool Hope University (Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies) 

Place: Catholic University of Lille

2 May

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

Time: 12-1:30

Place: EDEN014

9 May

Lord Charles Guthrie on the morality of intervention. Talk with students 

Time: 12 pm

Place: FML211

19 June

Panel on Peace and youth engagement (Big Hope2)

Confirmed speakers

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
Time: 9.30-11.30 am
Place: TBC
2 July

Annual Conference Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre: Identity and Memory in War and Peacebuilding

Keynote speaker: 

Dr Dominic Bryan, Reader, Social Anthropology. Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is a Global Research Institute. School of History, Anthropology, Politics and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast

Click here to book onto the conference 

Place: Hope Park Campus

November 24, 2018

Peace and Reconciliation Weekend

Jointly Organised by Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies and the Liverpool-Cologne Link Group

Time: pm

Place: Hope Park Campus