Current Courses

Transitional Justice

(Spring 2021)

This pro-seminar provides an introduction to transitional justice (TJ) as a field of research and practice, with emphasis on postconflict countries and the United States. Over the last four decades, TJ has developed and spread across the globe as a set of theories, concepts and tools to both understand and support countries emerging from authoritarianism and war. Most commonly associated with mechanisms like truth commissions, amnesties, and reparations, TJ started as a focused set of tools tailored to the emerging democracies of Latin America in the 1980s. Today, it encompasses a rich and multidisciplinary field that spans continents and connects local, national and international actors.

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