This course sits at the intersection of two related fields: transitional justice that studies ways to deal with past human rights violations and memory politics that looks at who and how creates, transmits and reinvents collective memories and to what political purpose. By exploring the multifaceted and often country-specific approaches to justice and memory, we will evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of the various methods of dealing with the past and study how new memory regimes have been forged in the post-World War II period.

Skill Level: Beginner