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07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa

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This seminar examines how societies respond to violent pasts. What happens after conflicts end (and indeed, are they ever truly ‘finished’)? How do communities and states deal with perpetrators of violence, some of whom may still be in power, and how do they care for victims of human rights abuses? How can social and political conflicts be addressed, and how does our collective memory define our political consciousness – even years later? Can societies shaped by traumatic conflicts transform themselves and turn into cooperative communities? Using case studies from South Africa and the Western Balkans, we examine the processes, practices, and organisational forms of transitional justice.

Honorary Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations; Deputy Director, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, Birmingham

Dr. Sheila MEINTJES

Honorary Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Senior Lecturer in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Full-time Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa Associate Professor in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand Head, Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
1998-2005
2001-2004
2005
2006-2010

Dr. Jelena OBRADOVIC-WOCHNIK

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations; Deputy Director, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, Birmingham

Ph.D., Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham Visiting Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris Research Fellow, University of Helsinki Visiting Research Fellow, The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2007
2008
 Since 2009 Senior Lecturer in Politics, Aston University
2008
2012

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout