About the Canada Conference
By Invitation, Only
This Workshop will begin with examples drawn from recent transitional justice initiatives in Canada, notably the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. From this starting point our aim is to be broadly comparative, drawing from work using a variety of methods, based in a range of political contexts. This transitional justice workshop invites leading scholars in this field to consider how discourses about conflict frame how we understand, story, and then respond to mass atrocity. These responses can either interrupt cycles of violence or, as Hannah Arendt warns, justify totalizing responses to victimhood and perpetration.