Conversations on Europe: Reckoning with the Past III:Reparations to the Victims of Colonial Violence

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For this third Conversations on Europe, join us and the University of Pittsburgh for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion on "Reckoning with the Past III: Reparations to the Victims of Colonial Violence."

Continuing our series on “Reckoning with the Past” in Europe, this month’s installment looks at the lasting effects of colonial violence and what afflicted communities deserve in reparations. How do we measure violence? Join our panel of experts, including activists, academics, and curators, in this wide-ranging conversation.


ImageVerene A. Shepherd

Professor of Social History
Director of the Centre for Reparation Research
University of the West Indies in Mona.

ImageClaire Greenstein
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of Alabama-Birmingham

ImageJoshua Kwesi Aikins
Political Scientist
Human Rights Activist
PhD student
University of Kassel

ImageWestenley Alcenat
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Fordham University


Allyson Delnore, Interim Director,European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas – Austin, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the EU Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union