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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.

Speakers

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

Dr. Sheila MEINTJES

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

1998-2005 Senior Lecturer in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
2001-2004 Full-time Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa
2005 Associate Professor in Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
2006-2010 Head, Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
since 2015 Honorary Research Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies and History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Dr. Jelena OBRADOVIC-WOCHNIK

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

2007 Ph.D., Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham
2008 Visiting Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris
 Since 2009 Senior Lecturer in Politics, Aston University
2008 Research Fellow, University of Helsinki
2012 Visiting Research Fellow, The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2014 Harry and Helen Gray Reconciliation Fellow, AICGS - American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread 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

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout