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Getting at the Root: Perspectives on Global Justice, Truth Telling and Accountability

January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and the Carr Center for Human Rights for a discussion with scholars studying processes and practices of global truth telling, repair, and justice from the fields of law, government, and political science. Through a lens of accountability, we will explore what these scholars have learned from cases of truth commissions and repair mechanisms from around the world. What are the limitations of this work for understanding the U.S. context? And what would accountability look like for the U.S. with its own history of violence and harm? This session will use dialogue between the discussants as a tool to raise critical questions of the field and elicit perspectives from their respective disciplines of study.


  • Gloria Ayee, Harvard University
  • Lisa Laplante, New England Law School
  • Kelebogile Zvobgo, William and Mary

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Introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Director, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy. Moderated by Erica Licht, Research Project Director, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project. Closing remarks by Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights.


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