The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past Columbia University, New York December 3-5, 2015
The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past,
Columbia University, New York
International Affairs Building (IAB), 420 West 118th Street, New York City
December 3-5, 2015
Our 2015 conference 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“.