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Lecture planned on 'Overcoming Apartheid,' Sept. 23

A lecture on "Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

James Gibson, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss his research on the effectiveness of the South African truth and reconciliation process.

Considered by many to be the pre-eminent exemplar of a transitional justice mechanism, the process in South Africa has never before been systematically evaluated. Gibsons research shows that truth can aid reconciliation, and he identifies several crucial characteristics that contribute to the success of such efforts to come to terms with the past.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Politics, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and Public Law Colloquium.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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