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School of Politics and International Relations

Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics

16 October 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm
Venue: Drapers Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS


Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics is a study in normative and critical theory of how to conceptualize practices of justice and reconciliation that aim to respond to colonial injustices in international and transnational contexts. Examining cases of colonial war, genocide, forced sexual labour, forcible incorporation, and dispossession, this book highlights the structural injustices involved in colonialism, based on race, class, and gender, and shows that interactional practices of justice and reconciliation have been inadequate in redressing these structural injustices. The book argues that contemporary moral/political projects of justice and reconciliation in response to the persistent structural injustices of a colonial international order entail strategies of decolonization, decentering, and disalienation that go beyond interactional practices of accountability and reparation, beyond victims and perpetrators, and beyond a statist world order.

Along with Prof Lu, Prof Kimberly Hutchings will act as a discussant responding to Prof Lu’s talk before opening the floor to questions/discussion.

The event is sponsored by the TheoryLab at SPIR, the BISA Ethics and World Politics Working Group, and Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

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Photo credit: Slavery monument, Zanzibar- Seyemon

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