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  • THIS WEEK! Wednesday - Panel on the Politics of Mass Grave Exhumations and Human Rights

    Wednesday, November 16, 5:00 PM, 1210 Heller Hall

    “Necropolitics: Mass Graves and Exhumations in the Age of Human Rights” 

    Panel with FRANCISCO FERRÁNDIZ, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), ANTONIUS ROBBEN, University of Utrecht, and LINDSEY THOMAS, ‎Assistant Medical Examiner for Hennepin County;  moderated by UMN faculty LISA HILBINK, Political Science. 

    The panel will address the political and legal ramifications associated with exhumations of mass graves, and the process of compiling forensic evidence to aid in the investigation of suspicious deaths. The panel will reference the newly revised "The Minnesota Protocol" on extrajudicial killings, and two recent publications on related topics: Necropolitics, edited by Ferrandiz and Robben, which examines the complex social, political and psychological dimensions surrounding mass graves left by war and acts of terror in a variety of local contexts (Bosnia, Argentina, Spain, Korea, Rwanda among other countries) and Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present, the recent book edited by L. Hilbink and O. Ferran.

    Cosponsored by the Human Rights Program. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.
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  • NOW ON VIEW | "Displaced: Photos and Remembrances of Maxine Rude: 1945-1946"

    Displaced: Photos and Remembrances of Maxine Rude: 1945-1946

    Exhibition now on view!
    Eiger-Zaidenweber Holocaust Resource Center, Sabes Jewish Community Center 
    4330 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, MN 55416


    Maxine Rude was a photographer for the United States Army and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), an organization formed to help the approximately 21million people displaced throughout Europe following World War Two.

    Photography can be a crucial component to news items, providing a visual narrative that has a life and power independent from written journalism. Over time, such photos can become icons, being the primary way people think about and imagine historic events. Photojournalism is therefore potentially quite powerful, shaping our understanding of history and the world.

    In the exhibit CHGS Director Alejandro Baer reflects on displaced persons in current contexts: "Comparisons to the Holocaust and the events that led to it have become commonplace when examining current events. The recent refugee crisis raises a range of comparisons between historical opinions about Jewish refugees before the Holocaust and opinions about contemporary refugees in America."

    Please visit the exhibit during open hours of the Sabes JCC.  Ask at the security desk for help in locating and accessing the exhibition space on the second floor of the JCC. 
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  • Course Offering for Spring 2017! GLOS 3900 (section 003) Topics in Global Studies: "Holocaust Art: History and Commemoration"

    GLOS 3900 - 003 Topics in Global Studies

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