Dr Peter Admirand, formerly a Programme Co-Ordinator in the Irish School of Ecumenics’ Intercultural and Interreligious Theology Program and a Research Associate and Adjunct Lecturer in its International Peace Studies Programme, has written and published widely in the area of trauma studies; witness testimonies (of mass atrocities); forgiveness and reconciliation; interreligious dialogue; ethics, memory, and justice; and ethics and international affairs. With a M.A. in English (Georgetown University); a M.A. in Theological Ethics (Boston College) and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, Dr Admirand brings a wealth of interdisciplinary and interreligious experience that is crucial in the area of Conflict Resolution. His well-received 2012 book, Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology, addresses many of the above fields. He has taught a number of successful modules at the ISE’s International Peace Studies Program, including “Ethics and International Affairs” and “Ethical Globalisation: The Religions in Global Civil Society.” Dr Admirand has also advised postgraduate dissertations addressing post-conflict resolution or interreligious dialogue in Nigeria, Burundi, Israel/Palestine, and the Balkans, among other conflicts. One of his doctoral students is currently studying the violence in Northern Nigeria and the role interreligious dialogue can play in healing that conflict.
Peter Admirand is also the editor of the forthcoming collection Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2014) written by leading international scholars in the areas of religion, peace studies and interfaith dialogue as well as survivors of genocide and state terror. Contributors include: Mario Aguilar, Philip Bialowitz, David Burrell, Francis X. Clooney, Roja Fazaeli, Kieran Flynn, Celia Kenny, Jude Fernando Lal, Anson Laytner, John D’Arcy May, Fulata Moyo, Alicia Partnoy, Joerg Rieger, Steven Shankman, Felix Wilfred and Harry Wu. Case studies of loss and hope from around the world are discussed, including from the United States, Ireland, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, Iraq, Argentina, China and Chile. Religions examined include Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism.