MLT Aikins St. Paul's College University Affiliation Lecture

The MLT Aikins St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture Series fosters dialogue and collaboration between the students and faculty of the Peace and Conflict Studies graduate programs at the University of Manitoba and faculty from related programs at other universities around the world.

The St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture Series is an outreach program of the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul's College, with financial support provided by MLT Aikins.

25 Years of Peacebuilding at The Carter Center

Dr. Tom CrickDr. Tom Crick
Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Center
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fr. Jensen SJ Theatre, St. Paul's College

For the past 25 years, Tom Crick has worked at The Carter Center, supporting former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s peace-making and peacebuilding efforts across the globe. When President and Mrs. Carter founded The Carter Center in 1982 to resolve conflict and promote human rights, the field of conflict resolution was new, third party mediation rare, and state sovereignty strong.

Since then, the international community has established multiple human rights and conflict intervention mechanisms aimed at reducing violent conflict and ensuring accountability by the perpetrators of violence. After a steady decline in violent conflict, war related deaths are on the rise, human rights mechanisms are under challenge, and transnational violence is on the rise.

Drawing from personal experience and the work of the Carter Center, Crick will reflect on the key changes during this period and what they mean for practical efforts to manage conflict and build peace going forward.

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Dr. Tom Crick

Tom Crick joined the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program in 1994 where he is currently the Associate Director. Mr. Crick has worked on numerous Carter Center conflict management and election initiatives, primarily in Africa, including supporting high level mediation efforts by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Sudan, Uganda, and the Great Lakes region. Most recently, his work has focused on peace-building and conflict prevention in post-war Liberia where he leads the Center’s on-going Access to Justice project that works toward social cohesion, violence prevention, and good governance. In 2014-2015 he coordinated the Carter Center’s response to the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Mr. Crick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Bristol University in the U.K. and a Master’s degree in Irish Political Studies from the Queen's University of Belfast. He has conducted doctoral research at the London School of Economics and Emory University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Emory University School of Law School, teaching Advanced International Negotiation.

In his spare time, Mr. Crick is a football (soccer) coach, a Marx Brothers fan, and an unsuccessful dog trainer.

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