On September 19, the Public Interest Law Center’s Leaders in Public Interest Series featured Marieke Wierda (LL.M. ’97), director of the Criminal Justice Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice.

In her talk, “Being a Transitional Justice Practitioner: Lessons from the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa," Wierda described for the crowd her experiences in post-conflict and post-authoritarian societies. Discussing her work for the ICTJ in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, Wierda covered a range of issues, including the difficulty of balancing the agendas of local organizations and domestic processes against the mandates of outside international organizations such as her own.

Watch the full video of the event (59 min):