March 13, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Drawing on twelve years of fieldwork, over 200 interviews, archival and survey research, the talk focuses on how transitional justice developed as an idea around which a loosely structured movement emerged and professionalized, making truth commissions a standard response to mass violence.
The book examines calls for a truth commission to redress the brutal war during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the decades-long armed conflict in Colombia, and US detention policies in the War on Terror.
Dr. Jamie Rowen is Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
All are welcome. Lunch will be provided– please RSVP above.