On October 23rd, 2019, Bishop’s University hosted a workshop titled Challenges of Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from Timor-Leste, organized by Dr. David Webster, professor in the department of History and Global Studies, and Dr. Susanna Barnes of the University of Saskatchewan. This international workshop featured a wide variety of speakers from Timor-Leste, Australia, and Canada who fostered dialogue, exchange and mutual learning about the current reconciliation efforts in Timor-Leste. Panel discussions covered topics such as the gendered dimension of reconciliation, as well as the accountability and the role of international communities in the post-conflict Southeast Asian country.
This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and it also benefitted from the support of Bishop’s University and the Centro Nacional Chega! in Timor-Leste.
See more information on the workshop and Dr. Webster’s publication Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia.