Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial
Columbia University, Knox Hall Room 208, 606 West 122nd Street, New York, NY 10027
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
In this talk titled "Reparations and the Politics of Avoidance and Denial," Dr. Jermaine McCalpin will discuss the avoidance, denial, and reparations for slavery in the U.S. and the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.
Dr. Jermaine McCalpin is currently Chair of the African and African- American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. He received his B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations and M.Sc. from the University of the West Indies, Mona. He earned his MA and PhD in Political Science from Brown University. Dr. McCalpin is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on transitional justice, genocides and reparations. He has traveled to South Africa, Cambodia, Armenia and across the United States and Canada researching and presenting on the Armenian genocide, the transatlantic trade in Africans and reparations, truth commissions and issues of justice.
Dr. McCalpin specializes in Africana political philosophy, Caribbean political thought, and transitional justice. His research interests include truth commissions, commissions of enquiry and political accountability, reparations for historic injustice such as slavery, Native American and Armenian genocides. McCalpin has written on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its development of a restorative justice approach to South Africa’s transitional justice issues as well as the moral justification for reparations for slavery and the Armenian Genocide.
Questions? Contact Prof. Khatchig Mouradian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Sponsors: Columbia University Armenian Center, NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA), Research Institute on Turkey (RIT), Armenian Society of Columbia University.