Reconciliation: Case Studies (I)
Coordination: Martin Leiner, Francesco Ferrari, Davide Tacchini (hybrid Jena+zoom)
Session 1, April 8 h. 2-5 pm Room E003, Fürstengraben 6 (Faculty of Theology)
Reconciliation and Refugees: Book Launch Tacchini-Barakat-AlDajani-Leiner (eds), Refugees and
Reconciliation, Göttingen, Vanderhoek & Ruprecht, 2022.
Speakers: Martin Leiner, Davide Tacchini, Francesco Ferrari, Zeina M. Barakat, Iyad AlDajani, Zahra M. Awad, Fanie DuToit).
Session 2, April 22, h. 2-5 pm
Case Studies Methodologies (Speaker: Martin Leiner)
Week 3, April 29, h. 2-5 pm
Approaches to Reconciliation (Speaker: Fanie Du Toit).
-Du Toit, F., When Political Transitions Work: Reconciliation as Interdependence, New York-Oxford. Oxford
University Press, 2018, “Section 2 Theoretical Landscapes”, pp. 123-188 (Paperback edition).
Session 4, May 6, h. 2-5 pm
A Transition that “worked”: South Africa (Speaker, Fanie Du Toit)
-Du Toit, F., A Broken Promise? Evaluating South Africa’s Reconciliation Process Twenty Years on,
“International Political Science Review”, Vol. 38, Issue 2, 2017.
-Du Toit, F. When Political Transitions Work: Reconciliation as Interdependence, New York-Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2018, “Introducing the Argument (p.1-13)”, “Section 1 Moments In Transition”, (Chapters 1-
4), pp 17-122 (Paperback edition).
-Du Toit, F. and Du Preez, M., Truth, Justice and Memory—A Documentary on the SA TRC, Episode 1,
available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3taLI3moaM
Special Session, May 10, h. 4-6 pm, Theological Faculty - The Armenian Genocide (Speaker, Ashot Hayruni)
Session 5, May 13, h. 2-5 pm
Transitions that lost their way: Iraq & Myanmar (Speaker, Fanie Du Toit)
-Du Toit, F., En(countering) Silence – Some Thoughts on Historical Justice after Memoricide, De
Gruyter, International Public History. 2020; 3(2)
-Thant Myint-U, The Hidden History of Burma, Atlantic Books, 2019.
-Du Toit, F. Glimmers of Hope?: A Brief Analysis of Selected Civic-Led Reconciliation efforts in Post-ISIL Iraq, in Tacchini, Barakat, AlDajani, Leiner, (eds), “Reconciliation and Refugees”, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2022, pp.195-212.
-“Losing Iraq”, A Documentary by PBS, available at https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/losing-iraq/
Session 6, May 20, h. 2-5pm
New Developments in Reconciliation Practice and Studies (Speaker: Fanie Du Toit)
-Du Toit, F., When Political Transitions Work: Reconciliation as Interdependence, New York-Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2018, “Section 3: Toward Interdependence” pp. 189-225 Paperback edition.
-Du Toit, F. and Mendes, A., “Reconciliation in Practice—Selected Observations about the Assumptions
informing Practises of Reconciliation”, Carter School, George Mason University, April 2022, available
Session 7, May 30 (Monday), 2-5pm Room E003, Fürstengraben 6 (Faculty of Theology)
Reconciliation Case Studies: Afghanistan (Speaker, Heela Najibullah)
Session 8, June 13 and 14, Location TBC, 2pm-5pm both days,
Colombia Days Conference: Ethnic components of the conflict, Afro-Colombians, Role of Black Communities,
Implementation of Peace Agreements.
Session 9, June 17, h. 2-5 pm
Putting Judith Butler in Conversation with Mahatma Gandhi on Nonviolent Resistance (Speaker, Louise de Toit)
Session 10, June 24, h. 10-12 am and 2-5 pm
Final Session, Candidates’ Day.
Each enrolled PhD Candidate will present the current state of the art of hus/her research and pick one of the topics of the course. The second part of His/her lecture will focus on the connections between the chosen and his/her own PhD research project.
Special Session, July 6, h. 6-7 pm, Carl Zeiss Str. 3, Hörsaal 4 - Inmitten des Krieges für Versöhnung arbeien? (Speaker, Martin Leiner)