2. Professor Mark McGovern (Edge Hill University)

Professor Mark McGovern‘s primary areas of research include the study of conflict and the politics of transition in post-conflict societies, human rights and transitional justice and the critical analysis of ‘terrorism’ and political violence. He is currently undertaking research, working in collaboration with human rights NGOs and community organisations, on state violence, collusion and truth recovery and exploring comparative experiences of policing and social exclusion within Irish, Black and Muslim communities. In this talk he examines the current Prevent program and the underlying institutional racism.