Seminar: Pat Walsh, ‘Growing flowers in a prison: Timor-Leste’s new hub of post-conflict best practice’

Herb Feith Foundation Seminar Series 2017

‘Growing flowers in a prison: Timor-Leste’s new hub of post-conflict best practice’ , Pat Walsh

Download and read Pat’s talk here.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 6pm-7.30pm
AVI, 88 Kerr Street, Fitzroy

A decade on from the tabling of the monumental Chega! report, the Timor-Leste government is building a centre of memory to ensure the lessons of its traumatic history are remembered and passed on to future generations. The initiative is a regional first and model of what the UN calls the Fourth Stage of sustainable reconciliation best practice. The new Centre will also work with Indonesia on the two countries’ shared history.
Pat Walsh served on the Timor-Leste Working Group established by Prime Minister Rui de Araujo to design the new centre.
Pat Walsh and Aniceto Guterres, chair of CAVR