TEDx JCUCairns 2016: Judith Herrmann


On September 30 2016, Judith Herrmann, researcher and conflict resolution practitioner, presented at the TEDx JCUCairns event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The 2016 TEDx JCUCairns event theme was ‘Resilience’. Judith’s presentation was titled, “When sorry seems to be the hardest word. But I don’t care.”

Judith’s presentation asks: How do you manage when you feel you were wronged by someone else and the person does not seem willing to ever apologise to you? During the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, hundreds of thousands of women were raped and lost their families, and many of them have to date never heard a confession or apology from their perpetrators. Judith spoke to some of these women and learned that forgiveness, even where no apology is given, can empower people and make them more resilient.

To view Judith’s presentation please click on the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoV1eZf7Fds