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INAF U8189 The Politics of History and Reconciliation. 3 Points.

Category: HRHP, ICR, TMAC

Since the end of the Cold War historical memory has come to play an increasing role in international and intranational conflicts. In addition numerous countries which are transitioning from dictatorship to democracy have focused on the gross historical violations of the previous regime. But not all. The question is how does a focus on the past facilitate present reconciliation? Societies are faced with the expectation that they will attend to the crimes of previous regimes. But what are crimes in historical perspective? And what are the standards for historical responsibility? How does historical conflict and reconciliation differ from approaches to immediate accountability for the past in newly democratic societies? The course examines these political and ethical dilemmas in a comparative historical perspective.

Term Section Call Number Instructor Times/Location
Fall 2017 001 83347 Elazar Barkan M 6:10pm - 8:00pm
801 International Affairs Bldg