The Ethics of Collective Memory, Apr. 7

Genocide400The scars of genocides and other kinds of civil unrest can be seen around the world, sometimes officially memorialized and sometimes not. How do we remember genocide? What are the implications of the memories of genocides for individuals, social groups, and nations? What is the importance of collective memory? Who gets lost in the story of genocide and how do we remember them? What role does memory play in preventing future human rights abuses? What is the role of remembering in helping societies recover from traumatic pasts? Is it ever better to forget? Join us for a discussion about attempting to come reconcile the traumatic past in order to have a better future.

The discussion will feature panelists, William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, Jehanne Gheith, Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Dinner by Nosh will be provided to those who RSVP by April 4th.

WHAT: The Past and Future of Genocide: The Ethics of Collective Memory
WHEN: Monday, April 7th 7:30pm
WHERE: Sanford 04
RSVP: By April 4th. Click here to RSVP.

This event is cosponsored by Duke’s Coalition for Preserving Memory.