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“Repayment as Repentance? The Price of Human Rights Abuses”

December 2, 2016 @ 12:20 pm - 1:45 pm

This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series.

Jessie Hronesova is a PhD 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 PhD Candidate in comparative politics, with minors in political methodology and international relations. She received her BA from Furman University, where she majored in Political Science and German. Her current research interests are focused on transitional justice, particularly on reparations.

Jelena Subotic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. She received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jelena’s research on human rights, post-conflict reconciliation, identity politics, Europeanization and the Balkans has been published in numerous academic and public policy journals. She is a frequent commentator on war crimes and the politics of the Balkans for CNN, BBC, and other international outlets.

Milada Vachudova is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the democratization of post-communist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of international actors on domestic politics.


Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.


December 2, 2016
12:20 pm - 1:45 pm
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