Memory, Conflict and Reconciliation: A Half-Day Conference

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | CBC 233

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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for a half-day conference exploring the role of memory in conflict and reconciliation. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners will articulate diverse perspectives on the nature of memory, its role in public discourse, and the ways it can both feed conflict and promote reconciliation.

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM | Opening Remarks

John F. Stack, Jr., Founding Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Martin Palous, Director, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Panel 1: Remembrance of Things Past

Henrik Syse, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute; Member, Norwegian Nobel Committee, Oslo, Norway “Memory as a Means of Reconciliation and Dialogue: Philosophical and Practical Reflections on Memory and Conflict”

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s Chair in Catholic Philosophy, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas “Uses and Abuses of Memory”

Aurora Morcillo, Professor, FIU Department of History; Director, Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program “Between Memory and History: A Proustian Intervention”

Ambassador Michael Zantovsky, Director of Vaclav Hável Library, Prague, the Czech Republic The Responsibility to Remember: Memory as an Attribute of Being

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM | Coffee Break

3:20 PM – 5:00 PM | Panel 2: The Current Uses of Memory and Closing Remarks

Marifeli Perez-Stable, Professor, FIU Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies “Cuban National Reconciliation”

Liliana Trevizan, Professor of Modern Languages, State University of New York at Potsdam “A Museum and Democratic Performance in Chile”

Carlos Gonzales, Independent Journalist and Filmmaker; Founder and CEO, Mentora News, Philadelphia “Diary of Ukraine’s Forgotten War”

Marie Janouskova and Michal Smid, Representatives of Post Bellum, Prague, Czech Republic “The Mission of the Non-Profit Organization Post Bellum”

Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, Writer and Educator; Co-founder and Spokesperson, Cuban Democratic Directorate “Beyond Narratives: Cuba’s Struggle for Memory”

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Closing Reception

Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266. https:/www.eventbrite.come/memory-conflict-and-reconciliation-tickets-32933614327

Co-sponsored by: Cuban Research Institute Model United Nations Program Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center European and Eurasian Studies Program