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October 13 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: David Rieff, "Do Peace And Justice Always Go Hand in Hand, and is Either Better Served by Remembrance or by Forgetting?"

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Description

David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. During the nineteen-nineties, he covered conflicts in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Liberia), the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), and Central Asia. Rieff has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, about Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West and A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and other publications. His book The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st century was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2015. Rieff’s latest book In Praise of Forgetting: the Irony of Historical Memory was published in April 2016 by Yale University Press.

Lunch will be provided.

Background readings available at the links below:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/02/cult-of-memory-when-history-does-more-harm-than-good

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/14/the-united-states-museum-of-holocaust-kitsch/

https://www.ictj.org/debate/article/when-collective-memory-poisoned-it-better-forget

 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Orville, H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo

barbara.mianzo@yale.edu

(203) 432-7480


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