Michael Moran will talk about how child sexual abuse has been changed by ICT, the changing face of online grooming, the proliferation of Child Sexual Abuse Material, the solutions evolving, the rise of the child sexual abuse victim identification discipline within policing, other successful strategies, how therapists can help.
Michael Moran is a member of An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police force. He is currently on secondment at INTERPOL where he holds the position of Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities sub-directorate. The VCO team has responsibility for Crimes against Children, Trafficking in Human Beings and people Smuggling networks. Before coming to INTERPOL he was an investigator in a frontline role, serious national crime team and finally in the computer crime investigation team. He started to work online in child exploitation in 1997 and investigated and prosecuted many cases.
Michael Moran holds an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime and is a lecturer at CCI in University College Dublin (UCD). He is a member of the WeProtect Global Alliance, International Advisory Board, the InHope advisory board and he is the cybercrime advisor to the NGO CyberSafeIreland.
Gobodo-Madikizela has meditated on the concepts central to the
phenomenon of forgiveness and developed a body of work revolving
around the process of reconciliation. She describes her research as
the phenomenological study of empathy and what being moved to
offer forgiveness entails.
In her award-winning book, «A Human Being Died that Night: A
South African Story of Forgiveness», Gobodo-Madikizela argues that
the Truth and Reconciliation Committees (TRC) overturned Hanna
Arendt‘s notion of acts that are unforgivable and unpunishable, and
for which no apology can be made. She claims that, at South
Africa’s TRC, precisely the opposite occurred – apology and
forgiveness for what Arendt referred to as «radical evil». In both
academic and popular settings, she has examined the concepts that
underlie the process of forgiving in the aftermath of historical
trauma, and the potential for dialogue, remorse and forgiveness to
break intergenerational cycles of repetition.
Prof. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor and Research Chair for Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University. Her book, "A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness" won the Alan Paton Award in South Africa, and the Christopher Award in the United States for “a book that speaks to the human spirit.” The book has been published six times, including translations in Dutch, German and Italian. Her other books include "Narrating our Healing: Perspectives on Healing Trauma", as co-author (2007), "Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness: Perspectives on the Unfinished Journeys of the Past", as co-editor (2008), "Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory", as editor (2015), and "A Reflexive Inquiry into Gender Research", as co-editor (2016).
Her current book project is a monograph (as editor) that focuses on a close analysis of dialogue between adult children of Nazi perpetrators and descendants of Holocaust survivors. The monograph derives from her ongoing collaboration that she has been leading with German and Jewish-German psychotherapists and psychiatrist based in Cologne and Dusseldorf, and with colleagues at Cologne University.
Past fellowships she has held include: at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, and the Claude Ake Visiting Chair in the Peace and Conflict Research Department, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Her awards include the Eleanor Roosevelt Award, the Social Change Award by Rhodes University “for contribution made by a leading psychologist to social change in South Africa.” Gobodo-Madikizela was recently named the 2016 Distinguished African Scholar, a fellowship tenable at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.