Centre for the Study of Developing Societies invites you to a lecture by Professor Robert Meister on After Evil: The Imperatives of Justice and Reconciliation in Post-traumatic States.
The Lecture will be held on 9 February 2012, 3 pm at CSDS Seminar Hall.
Professor Robert Meister is Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought at the Social Sciences, Humanities Research Institute, History of Consciousness Department, University of California at Santa Cruz. His political thought concerns the moral relations between the beneficiaries of social and political injustice and its victims.
His recent book, a critique of the late-twentieth century discourse of human rights, weaves together topics ranging from the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Dante’s Purgatorio, from Reconstruction era American legal thought to the Nuremberg Trials, and from post-genocide Rwandan politics to psychoanalytic accounts of trauma. His previous publications have engaged Marxist analysis, the politics of recognition, political theology, US (and comparative) constitutional law, and legal theory.