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Historische Erinnerungen und Justiz nach Regimewechseln

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Founding Director, IHJR - Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York
Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade
Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe, Thessaloniki
Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna

Dr. Elazar BARKAN

Founding Director, IHJR - Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation; Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

 Elazar Barkan is a Professor of International and Public Affairs and the Director of the Human Rights Concentration at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. He was the founding director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) in The Hague. Professor Barkan served on ISHR's board of directors before becoming ISHR's co-director in 2007 and director in 2008. Previously, Professor Barkan served as chair of the History Department and the Cultural Studies Department at the Claremont Graduate University, where he was the founding director of the Humanities Center. Professor Barkan is a historian by training and received his PhD from Brandeis University. His research interests focus on human rights and on the role of history in contemporary society and politics and the response to gross historical crimes and injustices. His human rights work seeks to achieve conflict resolution and reconciliation by bringing scholars from two or more sides of a conflict together and employing historical methodology to create shared narratives across political divides. A recent pertinent article: "Historians and Historical Reconciliation", (AHR Forum) American Historical Review, (October 2009). Professor Barkan's other current research interests include refugee repatriation, comparative analysis of historical commissions, shared sacred sites, and the question of human rights impact, specifically with regard to redress and transitional justice.

Hedvig MORVAI-HORVAT

Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans, Belgrade

 Hedvig Morvai-Horvat is the Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans, an initiative of a number of European foundations including the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the King Baudouin Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the ERSTE Foundation. The Fund is designed to help European foundations to become more actively involved in the Western Balkans and to prepare the countries of the region for their future in the EU.
 
 Prior to this, she was director of the Citizens Pact for South Eastern Europe, a regional initiative focused on cross border and regional cooperation of local communities and NGOs in SEE. She began her civil activism in 1997, as a founder and vice president of the Hungarian Student Association of Vojvodina. She was associated to various Serbian non-governmental organizations as the Student Union of Serbia and the Novi Sad based Center for Multiculturalism, she was coordinating the Carpathian Information Exchange Network - AGORA, later the Novi Sad office of Partnership for Democratic Changes and she was engaged in the EXIT Festival team.
 
 She studied law in Novi Sad and Belgrade and followed numerous courses and alternative education programmes. She is an alumna of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence in the scope of the CoE Network of Schools for Political Studies.
 
 She is advisory board member of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, of the State of Exit Foundation and member of the Epos Network.

Nenad SEBEK

Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe, Thessaloniki

Journalist, presenter and editor, Radio Belgrade , 1994 Producer, Senior Producer in Yugoslav (later South Slavonic) BBC World Service Special Reporter for the former Yugoslavia BBC World Service News Producer, BBC World Service Newsroom South East European Correspondent, based in Zagreb then Belgrade, "The World" Director of Media Focus, a media monitoring project funded by the EU and the UK government covering the main media in Belgrade, Pristina, Podgorica and Novi Sad, IWPR (Institute for War and Peace Reporting) Moscow Correspondent, The World (A co-production of the BBC World Service, WGBH and PRI) Adjunct Assistant Professor in Politics and Journalism, ACT (American College of Thessaloniki)
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Mag. DDr. Oliver RATHKOLB

Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Vienna

Research Director, Bruno Kreisky Archives, Vienna Research Co-ordinator, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, Vienna Co-director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna Schumpeter-Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Chicago Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of European History and Public Spheres, Vienna
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