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Elizabeth A. Cole |
Elizabeth (Lili) Cole is a senior program officer in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship program at the United States Insitute of Peace (USIP). » People

History and the Politics of Reconciliation (2000-2005) |
Elizabeth A. Cole
This program promoted research and dialogue on how societies reckon with difficult pasts and the process involved in reconciliation at a societal or political level. » Programs » Archive » History and the Politics of Reconciliation Program

Year Zero: A History of 1945 | 10/01/13
Ian Buruma
The reverberations of 1945 are still felt today, politically, socially, and economically. In this fascinating talk, Ian Buruma gives us an understanding of what happened in that fateful year, when one world ended and a new, uncertain world began. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change" by Bronwyn Leebaw | 06/06/13
Leebaw argues that two competing frameworks have come to dominate the field of transitional justice. The first stresses the promotion of law, trials, and individual criminal responsibility in the aftermath of atrocity, while the second focuses on repairing society and healing the wounds of the past. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Table of Contents and Excerpt from Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 27.2 (Summer 2013)

Ethics Matter: Srdja Popovic on Creating Successful Nonviolent Movements | 12/11/12
Srdja Popovic, Marlene Spoerri
Successful nonviolent movements need three things: the cool factor, memorable branding, and humor, says Popovic. He cofounded the Serbian youth movement Otpor!, which played a major role in toppling Milosevic, and his work training activists in Egypt and Tunisia is widely credited for inspiring Arab Spring protesters. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Are Grand Bargains Overrated? | 08/31/12
With the crisis in Syria escalating, many analysts think a lasting resolution will be found in an internationally negotiated comprehensive settlement. Is a grand bargain possible in Syria? Is this idea overrated, in any case? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Are Grand Bargains Overrated? | 08/31/12
With the crisis in Syria escalating, many analysts think a lasting resolution will be found in an internationally negotiated comprehensive settlement. Is a grand bargain possible in Syria? Is this idea overrated, in any case? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Are Grand Bargains Overrated? | 08/31/12
With the crisis in Syria escalating, many analysts think a lasting resolution will be found in an internationally negotiated comprehensive settlement. Is a grand bargain possible in Syria? Is this idea overrated, in any case? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

What Does It Mean to Prevent Genocide? | 06/20/12
Tibi Galis, Kyle C. Matthews, Julia Taylor Kennedy
It's essential to understand that genocide is a process, not an event, says Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. It doesn't just happen out of the blue. So there are chances to step in and change the course of this process. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/10/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

New Perspectives on Liberal Peacebuilding | 09/28/10
This edited volume moves beyond the more common analyses of what works and what does not in building sustainable peace in order to raise deeper theoretical questions, such as what can be realistically expected of peacebuilding efforts. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs Volume 24.3 (Fall 2010) » Book Reviews

"The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human Rights Violations" Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin [Full Text] | 06/14/10
This edited collection provides a gender-sensitive analysis of reparations programs in transitional and postconflict societies, examining the gendered nature of violence during armed conflict and political repression, and reparations as an approach to promoting postconflict justice. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs Volume 24.2 (Summer 2010) » Book Reviews

Expanding the Boundaries of Transitional Justice [Excerpt] | 07/07/08
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
This essay examines "Justice as Prevention: Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societies," Alexander Mayer-Rieckh and Pablo de Greiff eds., and "What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations," Ruth Rubio-Marin, ed. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 22.2 (Summer 2008) » Review Essay

"Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge" [Full Text] | 12/06/07
This book is an attempt to collect some of the little known about Rule-of-law (ROL) reform, and it does this creditably. Although the book's contributors are rather pessimistic about the theory and practice of ROL reform, they do point to ways to improve its prospects. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 21.4 (Winter 2007) » Book Reviews

Crime and Punishment: Holding States Accountable [Abstract] | 06/01/07
Anthony F. Lang, Jr.
Should states be held responsible and punished for violations of international law? This article argues that they can and should be. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 21.2 (Summer 2007) » Features (Peer-Reviewed)

Uganda's Civil War and the Politics of ICC Intervention [Full Text] | 06/01/07
Adam Branch
The International Criminal Court's intervention into the ongoing civil war in northern Uganda evoked a chorus of confident predictions as to its capacity to bring peace and justice to the war-torn region. However, this optimism is unwarranted. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 21.2 (Summer 2007) » Features (Peer-Reviewed)

Reconciliation | 02/22/07
A definition of how the term "reconciliation" is used in international affairs, along with discussion questions and a list of resources. » Education » Ethics 101 » Key Terms

And Now from the Green Zone . . . Reflections on the Iraq Tribunal's Dujail Trial [Full Text] | 09/07/06
Miranda Sissons
The Iraq tribunal is an odd creature. It is an Iraqi-led mechanism designed and supported by foreigners. It is based on international law but relies heavily on Iraqi legal tradition and procedures. And it is a postconflict initiative in the midst of escalating war. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 20.4 (Winter 2006) » Symposium: The Trial of Saddam Hussein

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