Program Will Focus on Human Rights Violations

Luis Roniger from Hebrew University in Jerusalem will present “Legacies of Human Rights Violations: The Experiences of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay” on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Wake Forest University.

Roniger’s discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. The event is free and open to the public.

Roniger, who is a senior lecturer of sociology and anthropology at Hebrew University, is currently serving as a visiting professor with Wake Forest’s anthropology and sociology departments.

His lecture will focus on how the new democracies of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay are dealing with the legacy of human rights violations committed under previous authoritarian rule. Roniger will explore major issues raised by these violations, such as accountability, forgiveness and truth.

Roniger is a fellow of the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and co-authored the forthcoming book, “The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone.”

Roniger is the author and co-author of numerous books, including, “Patrons, Clients and Friends,” “Hierarchy and Trust in Modern Mexico and Brazil,” and “Democracy, Clientelism and Civil Society.”

His research interests include civil society and human rights, the institutionalization and de-institutionalization of democracy, the changing public culture of Israel, individualism, and the sociology and anthropology of death. Roniger’s work takes a comparative-historical approach and focuses on the relationship between politics and culture.

Roniger’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Year of Globalization and Diversity and the anthropology department. The Year of Globalization and Diversity is the university’s yearlong look at the world’s development into a more global community.

For more information about the year call 336-758-5788.

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