Queens University, Belfast
Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
Allison participated in a four week program through the US-UK Fulbright Commission to attend Queen’s University Belfast and study Conflict Transformation through case study of Northern Ireland and the Troubles. Lectures given included topics such as transitional justice, structural violence, and active versus passive peace. This experience was transformative. It opened her mind up to new theories, ideas, and opinions on how to examine conflict and peace. Moreover, it made her more aware of the increasing globalization of our society and forced her to re-evaluate the way in which she thought international relations are currently conducted. To read a policy memo Allison later wrote on the Irish Troubles in the face of Brexit click here.