Daniel Philpott, associate professor of political science and peace studies at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, will deliver a talk titled “After Atrocity: Reconciliation as a Vision for Dealing With Past Injustices” on Monday, March 1. The presentation takes place at 12:30 p.m. in room 1140 of Eck Hall of Law, and is sponsored by Notre Dame Law School’s International Human Rights Society. The event is free and open to the public.
Philpott will discuss reconciliation as an alternative to the globally dominant “liberal peace” for countries torn apart by civil wars, dictatorship, and genocide. He is in the process of completing a book titled Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation and will discuss his scholarship, his experiences as an activist in Kashmir and Burundi, and various case studies of efforts to bring peace and justice to nations recovering from conflict.
Philpott pursues interests in international relations, political philosophy, and peace studies as well as religion and global politics. He is currently completing God’s Century, which documents a resurgence of religion in global politics over the past generation, and seeks to explain why religious actors take on diverse political pursuits including democratization, peace, reconciliation, civil war, and terrorism.
For more on Philpott, visit http://kroc.nd.edu/people/directory/faculty/daniel-philpott.