This symposium will examine the achievements and limitations of popular struggles against impunity and corruption in Guatemala, and the opposition of elites and criminal networks to Constitutional reforms necessary for the full implementation of the 1996 Peace Agreements. Interdisciplinary panels of indigenous leaders, human rights activists, lawyers, academics and policymakers from Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Europe and United States will discuss progress and obstacles for transitional justice, the legal recognition of indigenous territorial rights, customary la
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Speaker: Christopher Ategeka, Founder, Health Access Corps; Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
Jedwabne has turned into Poland's “national problem." After a partial exhumation of the mass graves in 2001, a full exhumation has been proposed in 2016 in order to discover the true identity of the perpetrators, how many people died, and how. This talk presents various points of view on this matter. In fact, it is not the victims that are at the center of attention but their depersonalized remains, which have come to be treated as corpus delicti.
This installation of work by contemporary Chinese artists addresses issues including urbanization, the environment, identity, and language. Selected by Richard Vinograd, Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art, these objects complement the undergraduate course From Shanghai Modern to Global Contemporary: Frontiers of Modern Chinese Art, which explores the complexities of Chinese artistic practice from the late 19th century to the present.