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Book Event: "Genocide: A World History" with Norman M. Naimark

December 12, 2016

  Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

On Cruelty: Global Reflections from the Age of Revolutions to the War on Citizenship

October 30, 2015

This is the second meeting of the workshop series on Civility, Cruelty, Truth. A one-day event hosted by the Stanford Humanities Center, the workshop will explore the genealogies, promises, and...

Taking the Stand - project presentation and Q&A with survivors of the Holocaust

October 14, 2015

As part of a major speaking tour across the United States, author and award-winning filmmaker Bernhard Rammerstorfer will present his latest book and DVD project called “Taking the Stand: We have...

Keynote Lecture: From Srebrenica to St. Louis: War Trauma 20 Years Later

May 15, 2015

What does 20 years mean when we are dealing with traumas of war?

Stanford Interdisciplinary Conference on Conscience

November 8, 2012

Conference organizer: Nancy Ruttenburg What is conscience, what was conscience, and what is its future?

Colonial Melancholia and Critical Nostalgia. The Visuality of Empire in Portuguese Culture

May 22, 2012

Seminar Synopsis: The memory euphoria of the past half-century has, if anything, raised awareness of the constructed or invented nature of national memories and their complexity.

History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions

May 17, 2012

The second conference in the multi-year TEC-Van Leer Jerusalem Institute project on the reconciliation of divided regions and societies.

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France

March 1, 2012


Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

January 24, 2012

This talk presents an unconventional look at the creation of a deadly barrier between East and West Germany.  It reveals how the Iron Curtain was not simply imposed by communism, but had been...

“Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain”

January 24, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), The Europe Center and the German Studies...

Politics of Memory - reconstruction of a crime: xy-ungelost, container, Srebrenica

May 19, 2009

This lecture deals with the strategies of reconstructing the suppressed memory of traumatic events in Kosova, Afghanistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of the 20th century.

A History of the Emergence and Phenomenal Success of Memory as a Discursive-Frame

February 6, 2009

The subject of the lecture is the emergence of memory-life. I consider the early 1980s to effectively bring the twentieth century to a close.

Understanding Massacre: Exploring the Genocidal Process (the Holocaust - Bosnia - Rwanda)

April 16, 2008

How is it possible to make sense out of the socio-political process that sometimes leads to extreme violence, ethnic cleansing and genocide?

A Proposal to Transform the Basque Conflict

February 15, 2008

The President of the Basque Autonomous Community will discuss his "Road Map to bring an end to the Basque Conflict," including his offer of a political agreement already made to Madrid, based on a...

Kosovo: The End of Yugoslavia's Disintegration or The Spark of New Conflict?

January 11, 2008

Mr. Biberaj and Mr. Kesic both examine the issue of Kosovan independence from different persepectives. Mr. Biberaj explains why he believes that supervised independence is the only way forward.

The Middle East Peace Process: European-US-Greater Middle East Efforts for Progress

December 13, 2007

Professor Susser discusses the social economic decline in the Middle East, particularly in reference to the subsequent changing power dynamic.

An Evening with Orhan Pamuk

October 23, 2007

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those which he describes in his novels Cevdet Bey and His Sons and The Black Book, in the district of Nisantasi.

Rome Rather than You

April 27, 2007

A film in the San Francisco International Film Festival. Presented in association with the Arab Film Festival. SKYY Prize Contender. West Coast Premiere.