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‘Repayment as Repentance? The Price of Human Rights Abuses,’ Round Table Discussion
December 2, 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 1:45 pm
This event is part of the 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series presented by the Center for European Studies.
Jessie Hronesova is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Oxford. She specializes in post-war institutional designs, ethnic and national identities, transitional justice and democratization in the Western Balkans. In her doctoral work she focuses on agency in transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular on civilian victims, veterans, the civil sector and political elites as drivers or spoilers of reckoning with the past in the form of reparations and social policies. She is also an associate at South East European Studies at Oxford, where she works on the Western Balkan prospects for EU accession, organize seminars, talks and workshops.
Kathy Powers is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. She is interested in the nature of institutional authority as well as institutional change and effects. Much of her present research focuses on the design of international institutions and law with respect to human rights, restorative justice, trade and war. Specifically, she examines the institutional and legal determinants of transitional justice in the form of global reparations efforts following mass human rights violations, the international legal personality of international organizations, and how regional economic institutions that transform into military organizations impact war.
Claire Greenstein is a doctoral candidate in comparative politics, with minors in political methodology and international relations. She received her bachelor’s from Furman University, where she majored in political science and German. Her current research interests are focused on transitional justice, particularly on reparations.
Milada Vachudova is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the democratization of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union and the impact of international actors on domestic politics.