Speaker to Discuss ‘Violence and Healing in Central Africa’

Bert Ingelaere

Bert Ingelaere, a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at  Yale University, will lecture on “Violence and Healing in Central Africa” on Monday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. in 521A Tobin Hall as part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence.

Ingelaere is a postdoctoral research fellow from the Research Foundation - Flanders at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp and affiliated with the Centre for Research on Peace and Development, KU Leuven. Since 2004, he has conducted more than 35 months of fieldwork in rural Rwanda and Burundi. Previously, he was a researcher for the World Bank in Rwanda and China. His latest research focuses on social mobility in post-conflict/genocide context. He has studied philosophy as well as social and cultural anthropology at the University of Leuven and holds a Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Antwerp. He is co-editor of “Genocide, Risk and Resilience” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) and has written several articles and reports for such publications as African Affairs, International Journal of Transitional Justice and Critique of Anthropology.

The seminar promotes interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and graduate students interested in the topics of conflict, violence, and peace, from a wide range of departments across campus. Sponsored by the psychology of peace and violence program, each meeting includes a 30-35 minute presentation followed by a half-hour discussion.