Roundtable participation “Peace and Conflict Studies: Perspectives from the Global South” at the Willy Brandt School, University of Erfurt, 3 May 2018.

(with Timothy Williams) What Crimes Do We Not Memorialise? On Selective Memorialisation and Targeted Amnesia in Cambodia and Rwand. Annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Franscisco, April 2018.

Textual Legacies. Narratives on the Perpetration of Violence in the Truth Commission Reports of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Kenya, at the conference "The Global Legacy of Truth Commissions", Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 15-16 February 2018.


The Acceptance of the Nuremberg Principles in Non-Western Societies at the conference “10 Years after the Nuremberg Declaration on Peace and Justice”, Nuremberg Forum 2017, International Nuremberg Principles Academy 20-21 October 2017.

Memorials. A Global Genealogy at the conference “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises” at the European International Studies Association (EISA) annual conference, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Sept 2017.

Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory at the conference “Transitional Justice: Between Redemption and Retribution”, University of Lodz, 6 June 2017.

The Contribution of a Gender Approach in Truth Commission to Social Change after Times of Repression at the workshop "La Justice Transitionelle et le Genre", Tunis 10 February 2017.



Convenor (with Johanna Mannergren Selimovic) of the panel "Voice, Silence, Rupture. Gendered Testmonials in Transitonal Justice" at the conference "Confronting Violent Pasts and Historical (In)Justices", 6th annual conference of the Historical Dialouge, Justice and Memory Network, Amsterdam 1-3 December 2016.

Global/Local Transitional Justice. Lecture at the Dept of Political Science, Lund University, 26 October 2016.

The Role of Development in Post-Conflict Transition. International Studies Association (ISA) workshop "Getting Even and Getting Equal? Distributional Grievances as Obstacles to Peace", Franfkurt 10-11 June 2016.

Gedenken, Erinnern, Bilden. Lecture at the Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft, Berlin, 12 January 2016.


Convenor (with Friederike Mieth and Marjana Papa) of the workshop "Acceptance of International Criminal Justice" at the conference "The Nuremberg Principles: 70 Years Later", Nuremberg, 20-21 November 2015.

Convenor (with Ulrike Krause) of the panel “Gender, Violence, Refugees”, ECAS (European Conference for African Studies), Paris/Sorbonne, 8-10 July 2015.

Discusassant at the “Practises of International Law” conference, Goethe University Frankfurt, 4 July 2015.

Roundtable participation „Gerechtigkeit nach Nürnberg“ at the Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse, Nuremberg, 28 June 2015.

Global / Local Norms. A Spatial Perspective. ISA/ECPR Human Rights Joint Conference, Global Justice Institute, The Hague, 8-10 June 2015.

Roundtable participation at the “International Opening of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy”, Nuremberg/Schwurgerichtssaal 600, 6-7 June 2015.

Co-organsiator of the international conference "Specters of Justice. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Violence Pasts", Marburg, 28-30 May 2015. Information

Long-term Implications of Institutional Reforms. Normative Changes in Truth Commissions, at the conference "Why Institutions Matter: Linking Research and Practice on Institutions for Sustainable Peace", 4th ISP Network Conference, GIGA Hamburg, 9 - 10 April 2015.

Convenor (with Simone Wisotzki) of the panel “Genderperspektiven im Krieg” (with Simone Wisotzki). AFK-Tagung, 19-21 March 2015.



Normen jenseits global/local. DVPW 4. Offene Sektionstagung Internationale Politik, Magdeburg, 25-27 September 2014.

Convenor (mit Bettina Egels) des Panels Raumkonzepte in der Forschung zur Internationalen Politik. DVPW 4. Offene Sektionstagung Internationale Politik, Magdeburg, 25-27 September 2014.

Convenor (mit Annika Björkdahl) des Panels Where Peace Takes Place. Analysing Justice, Peace and Stability from a Spatial Perspective. WISC 4th Global International Studies Conference, Frankfurt, 6-9 August 2014.

Convenor (mit Irene Weipert-Fenner) des Panels Transitional Justice after the Arab Spring.WISC 4th Global International Studies Conference, Frankfurt, 6-9 August 2014.

Truth Commissions, Human Rights and Gender. Normative Changes in Transitional Moments. ISA Human Rights Joint Conference, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, 16-18 June 2014.

Discussant on Panel Institutional Reforms in Divided Societies, 3rd ISP Network Conference: Institutional Reforms in Post-war and Divided Societies, Graduate Institute Geneva, Geneva, 27-28 May 2013.

Local and Global Spaces of Transitional Justice. Workshop Global Cooperation in Transitional Justice, Käte Hamburger Center for Global Cooperation, Duisburg, 2-3 April 2014.

Diskutantin bei der Veranstaltung Zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft  - Diktaturaufarbeitung aus deutscher und internationaler Perspektive.  Stiftung Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit, Berlin 24 February 2014.
Wahrheitskommissionen und Gender in Zeiten des Übergangs.  Im Panel  Feministische Perspektiven auf geschlechtsbezogene Gewalt und gesellschaftliche Transformationsprozesse.  Feministische Kritik und Menschenrechte, Tagung des AK Politik und Geschlecht, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 14-15 February 2014. 

Peacebuilding: A Gendered Concept? Im Panel Peacebuilding Paradigms Revisted. International Symposium Peacebuilding in Crisis? Experience and New Perspectives, University Osnabrück, 23 -25 January 2014.


Roundtable Command Responsibility. Interdisciplinary Workshop - 10th Anniversary of the ICWC (International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials), Marburg, 21 November 2013.

Of other spaces: Analysing memorials to mass violence through Foucault’s notion of Heterotopia. Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) Seminar Series, University of Oxford, UK, 13 Octoder 2013. Click here for podcast.

Transitional Justice and the Changing of Norms in Truth Commissions. Stockholm Workshop, PRECARIOUS PEACEBUILDING. -Exploring New Research Agendas, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, 2 October 2013. 
Roundtable Indentifying Emerging Challenges. Stockholm Workshop, PRECARIOUS PEACEBUILDING. -Exploring New Research Agendas, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, 1 October 2013. 
Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Summer School "Managing Fragility: Good Governance in Transition Contexts: Good Governance in Post-Conflict Countries: Consolidating Peace - Promoting Democracy?" Erfurt University, 16 September 2013.  
(with Annika Henrizi) Relating Spaces: The Global, the Local and the Building of Peace. Peace and Power Conference, University of Manchester, 12-13 September 2013.
Discussant at Panel Divisions and Institutions,  2nd ISP Network Conference: Harmony or Cacophony? The "Concert of Institutions" in Divided Societies, PRIO, Oslo, Norway, 13-14 June 2013.
What Crimes? What Justice? Gender in Transitional Justice.  Academic Council of the United Nations (ACUNS) Conference, Lund, Sweden, 17-19 June

Dealing with the Past after Violence. Points of Intervention for External Agents. Regionale Fachtagung des ZFD der GIZ Asien, Phnom Penh/Siem Reap, Cambodia, 5-12 May 2013.

Discussant at Panel Institutional Reforms in Divided Societies, 3rd ISP Network Conference: Institutional in Post-war and Divided Societies, Graduate Institute Geneva, 27-28 May 2013.   

Roundtable Dimensionen von Friedensvisionen, at the Conference Frieden fördern - aber wie? Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung, Bonn, 7 March 2013.

Hegemonic Masculinities, Sexual Violence and Victimhood, at the conference The Gender Dimensions of Armed Violence, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Center for Conflict, Development and Peacebuiding, Geneva, 25-26 February 2013.

Vom Umgang mit der Vergangenheit, Reizwörter Stammtisch, Student Union, University of Leipzig, 16 January 2013.



Transitional Justice in Research and Practice, DFG Graduate School Bruchzonen der Globalisierung, Centre for Area Studies, Leipzig University, 18 January 2012.

„Transitional Justice“ als Strategie internationaler Akteure,  22. Frühjahrsakademie Sicherheitspolitik Gewalt – Staatlichkeit – Demokratie – Frieden? Neue Wege der Interventionsforschung, Lambrecht/Pfalz und Brüssel, 11-21 March 2012. 

Contribution to the Round Table Feldforschung in (Post-) Konfliktsituationen – aber wie?, AFK Emerging Scholars Conference Konfliktursachen / Friedensursachen, Schwerte, 21-22 March 2012.

Redressing Sexual Violence in Transitional Justice and the Labelling of Women as ‘Victims’, at the conference Gendering Conflict and Post-Conflict Terrains: New Challenges and Opportunities, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, 18-19 May 2012.

Global Practice, Local Reach. Beyond the Boundaries of Transitional Justice Discourses, on the panel Politics and Politicisation of Transitional Justice after Violent Conflict, IPSA Madrid 8-12 July 2012.

Which Lessons to Be Learned from Past Experiences?, at the conference Criminal Justice and Accountability in Arab Transition Processes, Cairo, Egypt, 25 – 27 September 2012.

Peace Education and Conflict Transformation, at the conference Integrating Practical Peace Building Skills into the Academic Curriculum, Beirut, Lebanon, 26.-27. November 2012.

Researching Violent Conflicts, at the conference Violent Conflict and the Everyday, Willy Brand School of Governance, Erfurt University, 30 November 2012.



Gender in Post-Transitional Justice during Sand-Pit on Post-Transitional Justice, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast, 21. January 2011.

Presentation on routable Perspektiven feministischer Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, workshop of the Womens Network of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK) entitled Neue Geschlechterperspektiven in der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Schwerte, 6-7 April 2011.

Transitional Justice in Divided Societies – Potentials and Limits, on panel The impact of major context factors influencing the effectiveness of institutional devices (security sector, justice systems), Conference of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) entitled Peace through institutions: what works under which conditions – and what does not?, Hamburg, 13-14 April 2011.

Potentials and Challenges of Transitional Justice after Violent Conflicts, on panel Normative and Ethical Assumptions & Standards of Civil Conflict Intervention, conference of the Akademie für Konflikttransformation entitled Civil Conflict Transformation – Ambitions and Reality, Bonn, 28-29 April 2011.

Transitions Justice, National Memory and History Teaching in Rwanda, on panel Transition and Justice: Negotiating the Terms of New Beginnings in Africa, 4th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Uppsala, 15-18 June 2011.

Gender in Transitional Justice, 6th General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Reykjavik, 25-27 August 2011.

Co-Convenor (with Friederike Mieth, Philipps-University Marburg) of panel Theories for/of Transitional Justice, 6th General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Reykjavik, 25-27 August 2011.

Discussant on Panel New Perspectives on the Study of Just and Durable Peace, 6th General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Reykjavik, 25-27 August 2011.

The Making of Victims, conference of the International Center for War Crimes Documentation (ICWC) and the Center for Conflict Studies, Phillips-University Marburg entitled Victims on International Crimes, Marburg, 6-8 October 2011.

Discourses on Committed Violence, a the workshop Historical Anthropology of the Practices of Mass Violence, Maison Heinrich Heine, Paris, 24-26 November 2011



Presentation on Roundtable: Transitional Justice – Local Conflicts, Global Norms, Zentrumstage 2010 of the Center for Conflict Studies, Marburg, 23 March 2010.

Der International Criminal Court und der Frieden in Nord-Uganda. Lecture Series Konflikte in Gegenwart und Zukunft, Center for Conflict Studies, Marburg, 17 June 2010.

Narration und Transition. Wahrheitskommissionen und der Übergang zu demokratischen Gesellschaften, on the panel Theories and Debates, conference Menschenrechtsverbrechen – Aufarbeitung, Transitional Justice und Demokratisierung, Aachen, 26 November 2010.

Gender in Transitional Justice, on panel Human Rights and Justice at confernce Reimagining Gender and Politics: Transnational Feminist Interventions, Frankfurt, 27-28 November 2010.

Presentation and screening of documentary Gender against Men, Marburger Filmreihe Krieg und Frieden of the Center for Conflict Studies, Marburg, 11 November 2010.



Co-Convenor (with Dr. Anna-Maria Brandstetter, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz) of panel In Between War and Peace – Spaces of Transition in Africa, 3rd European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Leipzig, 4-7 June 2009.

Transitional Justice in Divided Societies, on panel Pursuing International Criminal Justice: The Relationship between Accountability and Prevention, 5th General Conference, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Potsdam, 10-12 September 2009.

Co-Convenor and Co-Moderator (with Dr. Magdalena Zolkos, University of Western Sydney) of workshop Political Discourse, 11th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, Berlin, 21-26 October 2009.

Presentation and screeing of documentary In the Tall Gras, Marburger Filmreihe Krieg und Frieden of the Center for Conflict Studies, Marburg, 24 November 2009.

Opening speech Connecting Transitional Justice and Development, International Conference on The Contribution of Civil Society and Victim Participation in Transitional Justice Processes, Marburg, 2nd December 2009.

Was soll und was kann Vergangenheitsaufarbeitung leisten?, Weingartener Afrika-Gespräche 2009, Weingarten, 4-6 December 2009.

bis 2008 (Auswahl)

Jahresversammlung Verein für Afrikawissenschaft in Deutschland (VAD): Nation, Narration, Unification.  The Politics of History Teaching in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Freiburg/Basel, 14.-17.5.2008.

Fern Uni Hagen: Die Politik der Friedenskonsolidierung. Welcher Friede für wen? Münster, Mai 2008.

Zentrum für Konfliktforschung: Transitional Justice. Dilemmas und Herausforderungen. Marburg, 14.2.2008.

Zentrum für internationale Friedenseinsätze (ZIF): Feldforschungmethoden in Afrika. Berlin, März 2008.

Peace and Conflict Studies in Social Anthropology (PACSA): Chosen Amnesia in Rwanda. Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle 5.9.2007.

Fern Uni Hagen: Die Politik der Friedenskonsolidierung. Welcher Friede für wen? Münster, Juni 2007.

Arbeitskreis Friedens- und Konfliktforschung: Gerechtigkeit und Wahrheit nach gewaltsamen Konflikten. Chancen und Herausforderungen an Transitional Justice. AFK-Jahrestagung,  Iserlohn, 23-25.2.2007.

Plattform für Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung: The Gacaca Tribunals in Rwanda: Community Justice? Jahrestagung, Berlin, 2.-4.2.2007.

Amnesty International, Darmstadt: Vortrag: Gacaca Tribunale in Ruanda. Darmstadt, 13.10.06.

Cornell Peace Studies Program/PRIF: Democracy, Unity and Peace? Nation-Building and Democratisation in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Joint conference on ‘Democracy, Diversity and Conflict’, Frankfurt 10-11/10/2005.

AEGIS: The Gacaca Tribunals in Rwanda: Invoking the Past to Prepare for the Future? presented on panel “The Mobilisation of ‘Tradition’ in the Resolution of Conflicts in Africa”; AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group of Interdisciplinary Studies): European Conference on African Studies, SOAS, London, 29.06.-2.07.2005.

Zentrum für Konfliktforschung, Philips-Universität Marburg: Vergangenheitsverarbeitungsmechanismen in Ruanda. 24/01/05.

GTZ/FES internationale Fachtagung “From Dealing with the Past to Future Co-operation. Regional and Global Challenges of Reconciliation”, Moderation des Zentralafrika Workshops, Berlin, 31.1-2.2.05.

University of Oxford, international conference on “The Rwandan Genocide and Transitional Justice: Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Genocide”, paper entitled Remembering to Forget. Chosen Amnesia as a Coping Mechanism in Post-Genocide Rwanda. 15/05/04.

Never Again, Rwanda, guest lecture at workshop on the reconciliation process in Rwanda organised by the Never Again student network and the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, in Kigali, Rwanda: The Politics of Memory in Rwanda. 20/03/04.

International Policy Institute, King’s College, London, The Reconciliation Process in Rwanda: Prospects and Challenges. 03/06/03.

BIICL (British Institute of International and Comparative Law) “Conference on Post-Conflict Justice in Rwanda”, London: Understanding the Links between Justice and Reconciliation. 23/05/03.