Erin Hallett-Smith

Erin Hallett-Smith


Erin has joined us from Ontario, Canada, where she did her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology. Currently, she is working towards her MA in Violence, Terrorism, and Security at Queen’s University Belfast.


Centre for Democracy and Peace Building Annual Report 2024

We find ourselves in a cultural moment of uncertainty as domestic and global challenges persist. Whether it is the cost of living crisis, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, or the war and humanitarian crisis in Gaza, leadership is required more than ever and the importance of peace building critical. This year has been dubbed the year of voting, with more than two billion people heading to the polls in 2024. Quite simply, it is the biggest election year in history. And yet, democracy has never felt so fragile; it seems to be on the ballot itself.