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Book Launch: Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay Against Impunity
Start Date: 5/23/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/23/2013End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
BOOK LAUNCH: Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay Against Impunity

Existing memory studies literature has tended to focus on commemorative sites and dates while transitional justice scholarship has primarily centered on truth commissions, trials, and reparations. This book explores the interaction between memory and transitional justice and develops a theoretical framework for bringing these two fields of study together through the concept of critical junctures. Focusing on post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, Francesca Lessa uses critical junctures to track and explain moments of change. She traces and analyzes across time the dynamic evolution of and shifts in transitional justice policies and the emergence and replacement of dominant memory narratives in the context of enduring struggles for justice and against impunity.

RSVP: Aferdita Hakaj

Panelists include:
Chair: Dr. Veronica Michel, Professor, John Jay College
Dr. Francesca Lessa - Junior Research Fellow, St Anne's College and Post-Doctoral Research Officer, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. George Andreopoulos - Director and Professor, CIHR at John Jay College
Dr. Jo Marie Burt - Professor, George Mason University

This event is cosponsored by The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice, The BA Major in International Criminal Justice, The Human Rights Minor and the Historical Memory Project
Location Information:
New Building - New Building  (View Map)
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY
Room: 9.64
Contact Information:
Name: Aferdita Hakaj
Email: afhakaj@jjay.cuny.edu
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