A guest lecture given by Dr. Rowland Brucken, a Professor of History at Norwich University in Vermont, (US).

This special guest lecture will compare how citizens in three countries assist victims of violent crime, hold offenders accountable, and re-build trust within local communities. Vermont’s use of reparative panels, the gacaca process in Rwanda, and Argentina's Commission on the Disappeared will demonstrate mechanisms other than trials that have been used to reduce violence in society.

Dr. Rowland Brucken is a Professor of History at Norwich University in Vermont, USA.  His academic specialty is in the history of international human rights law, with an emphasis on how societies can recover from mass trauma. Rowland is currently writing his second book on the history of American human rights diplomacy. His first book covered the American role in drafting major human rights agreements, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention. Rowly's academic research has led him to teach courses on civil rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ history. In non-academic life, he runs long distances, volunteers on restorative justice and domestic violence projects, and spends time with his wife and three children.

Capacity is limited, reservation is needed HERE