A Culture of Conflict – What Have We Learned About War?

Featured Speakers Bios

Adam Muller, Associate Professor, Department of English, Film and Theatre and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Adam Muller is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre, and a Research Associate with the U of M's Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, Centre for Defense and Security Studies, and Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice Studies. He is a literary and cultural theorist especially interested in the representation of mass violence and atrocity both in works of art and in such public spaces as the modern museum. In addition to authoring articles on a diverse range of topics in literature, history, and philosophy, Dr. Muller is the editor of Concepts of Culture: Art, Politics, and Society (2005) and co-editor of Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines (2012) and The Idea of a Human Rights Museum (2015).

Andrea Charron, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, and Deputy-Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Dr. Charron holds a PhD from the Royal Military College of Canada (Department of War Studies). She obtained a Masters in International Relations from Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands, a Master’s of Public Administration from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University. Dr. Charron was a participant of Canada’s Management Trainee Programme and worked for various federal departments including Canada’s Revenue Agency, Canada’s Border Services Agency and the Privy Council Office in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat. She completed her post doctorate at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and is now Deputy-Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba.

Régine King, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work

RégineUwibereyeho King is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba. Her research interests include social processes in post-genocide Rwanda, women’s rights, and psychosocial well-being of survivors of organized violence (both those who resettle in their communities and those who resettle in Canada as refugees and immigrants). Dr. King is also interested in cross-cultural mental health interventions. She has published on the gacaca truth commission, grassroots intergroup dialogue and other healing processes in post-genocide Rwanda, along with transnational research and North-South partnerships in social work education. As a survivor of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, she is committed to social justice, human rights, and healthy communities. Her community engagement has focused on genocide education and prevention through public speaking both in academic and non-academic settings.