Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
Honorary Kings Counsel
Regents Professor
Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy, and Society
Faculty Director, Human Rights Center
Professor, Queen's University of  Belfast, School of Law, Northern Ireland

Prof. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin Quoted in Minnesota Women’s Press About the Future of Ukraine

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin recently spoke at an event co-hosted by Global Minnesota, in partnership with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The future of Ukraine was the primary topic in light of the two-year anniversary of the invasion by Russia. Her comments appeared in the Minnesota Women’s Press. Professor Ní Aoláin, who visited Ukraine in December, spoke about the importance of beginning the peace process now, even while the war is raging. “It’s really hard to think about the day after [the conflict ends] while you’re in the middle of war and your phone goes off a couple of times a day to tell you to go to shelter because of bombings,” she said. “But it is absolutely critical that we think about the day after, and a transition from war to peace. That requires extensive, and I should say painful, legwork to be done in advance.”