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International Seminar Series: Transitional Justice and the Peace Process
Dr. Carlos Parodi will present “Transitional Justice and the Peace Process.”
How much justice can be achieved in a process of transition from war to peace, or from authoritarianism to democracy? Should societies demand full justice even if it is at the price of peace? Is it right for governments to grant amnesty for human rights violations in exchange for guarantees of peace and democracy? Has there been a full process of truth, justice, reparation, and reconciliation after the end of Cold War? Transitional Justice is a field of study and practice developed to answer these questions. This presentation will discuss the experiences of Transitional Justice in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, and more recently, Brazil and Colombia) and draw some lessons for the United States.
Prof. Parodi is a Professor of Politics and Government at ISU. He teaches courses in International Political Economy, Human Rights, and Latin American Politics. Since 2006, he has been responsible for organizing a one-month study abroad program in Peru. His most recent publications are about human rights and transitional justice in Latin America and Peru. He is currently working on a project about the impact Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century is having on Latin America.