Reconciliation in Global Context: Needs Assessment and Practices after Atrocities and Mass Violence

27.-01.07.2015
Symposium "Reconciliation in Global Context: Needs Assessment and Practices after Atrocities and Mass Violence" and Writing Retreat

Prof. Björn Krondorfer, Avner Dinur, Wilhelm Verwoered, Zeina Barakat, Joram Tarusarira and Prof. Martin Leiner

This international and interdisciplinary symposium dealt with the question of trust building and restoring strategies of promoting stable and peaceful coexistence of communities and societies in order to make life livable after shared experiences of atrocities and mass violence. The inquiry was based on the assumption to explain the polysemic nature of the phenomenon of reconciliation.

The Symposium has been organized in cooperation with the Martin-Springer Institute, Arizona University and the JCRS.

Research Team

  •     Björn Krondorfer, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Religious Studies, Director of Martin-Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University, USA (PI)
  •     Prof. Wilhelm Verwoerd, Director of Beyond Walls Ltd, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa
  •     Dr. Avner Dinur, Lecturer for Interdisciplinary Studies, Sapir College, Jewish Studies, Hakibbutzim College, Israel
  •     Prof. Dr. Martin Leiner, Director of Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  •     Dr. Zeina Barakat, PhD, Applied Ethics Center at the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany