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Dr. Kathy Powers Presents at Reparations and Transitional Justice Workshop

Departmental News

Posted:  Dec 19, 2016 - 12:00am

Dr. Kathy Powers participated in a workshop held at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Center for European Studies on December 1st & 2nd. The workshop, titled "Reparations and Transitional Justice: Paying for the Past.", explored why some groups are awarded reparations while others are not, with a focus on Holocaust restitution and Balkans reparations. Dr. Powers, along with Dr. Jelena Subotic (Georgia State University), Jessie Hronesova (Oxford University), and Claire Greenstein (UNC Chapel Hill)  participated in the workshop and a roundtable on reparations and human rights abuses. Dr. Powers presented work from her book: "Making Amends: The New Politics of Global Reparations" in the workshop. She focused on the Holocaust restitution and Balkans reparations cases. In the roundtable discussion, Dr. Powers discussed African-American Reparations from 40 Acres and Mule to Black Lives Matter. 

The workshop was organized by UNC political science professor Dr. Milada Vachudova. The Center for European Studies, the TAM Program, the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) and the Curriculum in Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill were co-sponsors of the workshop.