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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 - 15:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
15:45 - 16:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout