- Justice and Memory Register
Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 12-13.30 GMT
Abiti Nelson hosts a conversation with Professors Pablo de Greiff and Ciraj Rassool
The recording of this event is here and on our resources page
Justice has many definitions: something which is meted out in courtrooms, a sense of fairness for all, a process of repairing past injustice, a radical reshaping of social relationships and imagining new ways of living for people and planet. These definitions connect and call on education and memory making about the past in different ways as this panel will explore.
With a focus on transitional justice; human rights; accounting for past injustices, including of colonialism, slavery, and violent conflict; heritage and memory making processes, our panellists share their experiences, research and questions around justice.
Professor Pablo de Greiff directs the Transitional Justice Programme and the Prevention Project at New York University. He served as the first UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence from 2012 to 2018 and was the Director of Research at the International Centre for Transitional Justice from 2001 to 2014. He was recently interviewed by Foreign Policy on whether Trump should be prosecuted.
Professor Ciraj Rassool is Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape and is a member of the EdJAM advisory board. Ciraj directs UWC’s African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies and was on the Board of the District Six Museum and Iziko Museums of South Africa and is co-author of the book Unsettled History: Making South African Public Pasts.
Abiti Nelson is a curator at the Uganda National Museum and an EdJAM CoInvestigator. With EdJAM colleagues, he is an author of the recent paper ‘Education as a site of memory production’, which won the 2020 International Studies in the Sociology of Education paper of year award.
Photo by Mélodie Descoubes on Unsplash