This paper is the final result of my Independent Study Project, a month long research period following three months of study and travel through the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. For three weeks in April 2007 I interned in Belfast with Healing Through Remembering (HTR), a non-governmental organization exploring the question of how Northern Ireland should ‘deal with the past’ in attempts to build a more positive future. I first encountered HTR in early March on my first visit to Belfast. My fellow classmates and I were tasked with examining five options for truth-recovery for Northern Ireland and brainstorming the possible strengths and weaknesses of each model. My brief time at HTR left an impression on me. I wondered how this difficult task of examining the past was occurring on a broader scale in the region, what impact it would have on society, and how it related to other countries faced with similar transitions.
Peace and Conflict Studies
Brundage, Suzanne, "Between Bottom Up and Top Down: The Truth-Recovery Debate in Northern Ireland" (2007). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 226.