TEDx JCUCairns – Presenter, Judith Herrmann


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. 

TEDx JCU Cairns will be held on Friday 30th September, Tickets are on sale NOW! The event will be a full day with 14 speakers and lots of yummy regional food, great MC’s and displays. Visit our website for more information www.TEDxJCUCairns.com  or click on the link for Tickets

Judith Herrmann, the Director of the Conflict Management and Resolution Program, will present on: When “Sorry” seems to be the hardest word – but I don’t care!

Judith Herrmann, TEDx JCUCairns Presenter

“As a conflict resolution practitioner, I work with people who feel wronged by someone else and require an apology. Only then, so they feel, is it possible to let go of the conflict and move on. Feeling the need for an apology makes us vulnerable and dependent on the other person who might not be willing to apologise. I will refer to stories that I was recently able to collect from women who had survived sexual violence during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Many of the women have to date never heard a confession or apology from their perpetrators. Drawing from some of these stories, I will discuss how forgiveness, even where no apology is given, can empower people and make them more resilient.”

We will provide a link to Judith’s presentation after the event!