Biopolitical peacebuilding with Seán Brennan

14 August 2019 - Event

In drawing on core peace theorists and Michel Foucault, Seán Brennan has suggested a focus on biopolitics can innovate human agency to deliver the services required to regenerate communities emerging from violent conflict, by taking ownership of existing policies and resources and creating sustainable regeneration programmes that deliver basic human needs to marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

14 August 2019
18:30 - 20:00
Transnational Institute, De Wittenstraat 25, Amsterdam.
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)

Biopolitical Peacebuilding is the bypassing of the barriers (human/technocratic) that have prevented people emerging out of conflict experiencing better quality of life outcomes.

Come join TNI and our guest Seán Brennan in a presentation and Q&A session.

August 14 18:30-20:00

Photo credit Jess Graham (TNI)
Seán Brennan Ph.D. has worked in the community sector for several years. With an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Seán was employed by the Ulster Peoples College to design and deliver a range of Community Development and Community Relations programmes that engaged marginalised communities in Conflict Transformation programmes. He also developed Community Development and Health programmes in partnership with community groups and health professionals and in 2008 his Peacebuilding in Interface Communities programme was short-listed for the Times Higher Education Awards.

Drawing on his experiences of working in North Belfast interface communities, Seán’s Ph.D. research focused on the challenges of reintegrating loyalist paramilitary ex-combatants into a post-ceasefire space. In 2018, Seán was presented with the Basil Chubb Award by the Political Studies Association of Ireland for the best dissertation to emerge from an Irish university in 2017.

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