Event: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Questioning narratives and Interpretations (April 23, 2015 2:30pm, University of Limerick)

The Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Questioning narratives and Interpretations
Date: April 23, 2015:  2:30pm
Location: The Wood Room, Plassey House, the University of Limerick

Ioanna Tourkochoriti (NUIG Law) and
Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko (NUIG Law)

Dominant interpretations on events like the Charlie Hebdo Attacks tend to focus on big cultural divisions that lead to social discomfort. Oftentimes the discussion is framed as a clash between Islamic and western values. The discussion will question this framework and propose alternative ways of thinking about the social issues at stake.

Ioanna Tourkochoriti is a Lecturer at the School of law of NUIG. Previously she lectured at Harvard University, at Carleton University (Canada) and at the University of South Carolina. She holds a PhD and a MA from EHESS – Paris, an LLM from Paris II and an LLB from Athens Law School Greece. She is currently working on a project comparing EU and US anti-discrimination Law. Her research interests include human rights, constitutional law, comparative/international law, philosophy of law, and political and moral philosophy. Email: Ioanna.tourkochoriti@nuigalway.ie

Ekaterina Yahyaoui Krivenko (LLM Freiburg i Breisgau 1998, DES Geneva 2000, PhD Geneva 2004) is a Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway. She is also a member of the Quebec Bar. Currently she leads the project “International Protection of Human Rights as a Constitutional Issue: Promises, Problems and Prospects” funded by the EU FP7 Marie Curies Career Integration Grant. Her research interests include general public international law, global governance and international constitutionalism/rule of law, human rights with a particular emphasis on women’s rights, relationship between Islam and human rights, international refugee and migration law, comparative law and legal cultures, feminist analyses of law, and law and humanities. E-mail: ekaterina.yahyaoui@nuigalway.ie