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Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for Its second International seminar on the complex questions surrounding the role of memory In our public discourse about conflict and reconciliation.

A distinguished group of scholars from fields such as political science, religion and history as well as practitioners - people confronted with the problem of memory, conflict and reconciliation In the context of their various professional activities-will articulate diverse perspectives on the nature of memory, engage In dialogue and help us learn more about this topic.

Panel 1:The Philosophical Perspective

Martin Palous, Director, Vaclav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, FIU

Monsignor Tomas Halik, Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Czech Republic

David Walsh, Professorof Philosophy at Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. Martin Kroupa,Title, Post Bellum, Czech Republic

Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, Writer and Educator; Co-founder and Spokesperson, Cuban Democratic Directorate

Panel 2: Cotemporary History and Storytelling

Richard Cohen, Author and Publisher

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Author

Martin Petrtyl, Title, Post Bellum, Czech Republic

Rosa Maria Paya, Human Rights Activist and Founder of CubaDecide

Sebastian Arcos, Associate Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU



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Second International Seminar on Memory, Conflict and Reconciliation



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