Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory 2014

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Groningen Globalisation Studies and Pomona College present you the second Summer School of Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory on Cres

This intensive 10-day summer school will explore transitional justice and the politics of memory in the context of the Mediterranean region alongside a number of comparative perspectives from elsewhere in the globe. In addition to the summer school academic program, which will include an international panel of experts, this course will also include films, excursions, a special workshop on academic writing, publishing and grant proposal writing, and guest lectures from leading transitional justice practitioners.

Recently, the former Yugoslavia and North Africa have experienced significant political transformations as a result of conflicts, state formation and transitional processes. Themes that will be covered during the course include regional perspectives on: TransitionalJustice, politics of memory, democratization, state of emergency law and political changes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. This unique summer school combines expertise on Transitional Justice in the Mediterranean, as well as the politics of remembrance and contested sites of memory in the former Yugoslavia.  

The language of the Summer School is English.


• Professor Pavlaković - the current head of the Department of Cultural Studies in Rijeka, who focuses on culture and politics of memory and symbolic nation-building in South Eastern Europe; the head of several international projects at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka


• Christopher K. Lamont - Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Professional interests: international relations, transitional law, international law, with a focus on North Africa / Libya and the former Yugoslavia 


• Mietek Boduszynski - a californian professor of American foreign policy , an expert in democratic transition, with a focus on the Middle East and Japan, served as a diplomat in Embassies in Albania, Kosovo, Japan, Egypt and Libya 


• Arnaud Kurze - postdoctorant in Monclair University in the U.S., dealing with issues of human rights advocacy. His recent work focuses of regime change after the fall of Yugoslavia


• Vladimir Petrović - from the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies 


• Christian Axboe Nielsen - a professor of Aarhus University, Culture and Society. Research Interests: International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Balkan Studies, Balkan History, South East European Studies, and Yugoslavia (History)


• Andrej Kričković - Moscow professor of international relations, topics of interest are the rise of new world powers and their impact on geopolitics 


• Anna Ferens - an award-winning Polish filmmaker and journalist, author of the famous film ''A Place to Stand''

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Information & contacts

Prof. Vjeran Pavlaković
University of Rijeka
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Cultural Studies
address: Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Dr Andrej Zwitter and Dr Chris Lamont
University of Groningen, Netherlands




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