The Department of History's 2012 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series features speakers, panels, classes and other events on the theme of Truth and Reconciliation, History and Justice. For more information, see the Feinberg Lecture Series website.
Concluding a semester of discussion about Truth and Reconciliation, the Capstone Panel "History and Truth, Reconciliation and Justice" will feature the following speakers:
Rachel Martin, Chair - Assistant Professor of History, UMass Amherst
Vera Schwarcz – Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University
"Thinking About Truth and Historical Trauma in China, and Beyond"
Elazar Barkan - Professor of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and SIPA Human Rights Concentration, Columbia University
"Historical Dialogue and Conflict Resolution"
John Higginson - Professor of History, UMass Amherst; Research Fellow in the College of Human Sciences and the Department of History at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria
"Truth Losing Its Way: South Africa since the 1994 Elections and the TRC"