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The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past

December 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am - December 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

“The Politics of Memory” aims to explore issues relating to memory, victimhood, and violence. Possible themes include the changing nature and identity of victims and the theme of contested victimization, with a particular interest in topics that explore the anniversaries of historical violence and the way such events are remembered.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers: Former Greek Parliament President, Zoe Konstantopoulou, will speak on Truth, justice and selective memory: from the war reparations owed to Greece by Germany to today’s memoranda regime targeting human rights and democracy in the name of ‘Greek debt’. Is Europe honoring its post-WW2 commitments?” Jeffrey Olick, Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, will present a keynote entitled, “From Collective Guilt to the Politics of Regret”. We will also hold a plenary session entitled, “Measures of Justice: Impact Assessment, Outcome Metrics, and Empirical Analysis“.

For a full schedule, click here. For questions you may have, please refer to the FAQs page. To attend the conference, please register here. Registration does not guarantee you a seat.

For more information, go to humanrightscolumbia.org/ahda/conference.

Conference sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program, and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life.


December 3, 2015 @ 8:00 am
December 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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501B IAB