Spring 2010 Colloquiums

Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass Human Rights Violations

Dr. Robert Hitchcock, Michigan State University

Thursday Jan. 28, 2010, 7p.m., MG 2001

No Justice, No Peace: the Elusive Search for Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone

Sylvia Macauley, associate professor of history, Truman State University

Thursday Feb.25, 2010, 7p.m., MG 2001

Macauley will examine and assess the wisdom behind the government of Sierra Leone’s establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 2000 and the Special Court in 2002 to help end the fighting and consolidate the peace after years of civil war.

Macauley will also discuss the efficacy of these two mechanisms of transitional justice in the context of past and present realities in Sierra Leone.

 The Challenge of Public Health

Thursday April 1, 2010, 7 p.m. MG 2001
Organized by The Center for Teaching and Learning.