Noon Lecture: "Political Apologies"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:45 AM
Dec
10

Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassmann will discuss why political apologies have become so common, the political value of issuing an apology, which social groups are able to obtain apologies under which circumstances, and who is responsible for past harms. This is a free public event. Free Parking.

During the last 20 years, many states and institutions have issued apologies for wrongs committed against social groups in earlier times, sometimes accompanying the apologies with financial or other reparations. This lecture will discuss why political apologies have become so common, the political value of issuing an apology, which social groups are able to obtain apologies under which circumstances, and who is responsible for past harms. It will draw on examples from Canada and elsewhere.

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