‘Belfast is not Bosnia’

Alina Utrata brings a personal perspective from studying conflict to an evening of recollections of peacemaking.

Outsiders have difficulty visualizing what Northern Ireland looks like.

‘How could that still matter?’

As a student of History and the Law, my studies have forced me to wrestle with the same peculiar relationship between past and present. My undergraduate research examined the impact of the Yugoslav Tribunal in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place where the past is even more insidious and fraught than in Northern Ireland.

PhD’ing in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge via Queen's University Belfast via Stanford. www.alinautrata.com