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The Politics and History of slavery: Competing Visions of Rescue and Repair

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Roberta Ruiz, 512.245.2142
Campus Sponsor:
History Department

The Department of History

presents

The Politics and History of Slavery:
Competing Visions of Rescue and Repair

by

Dr. Joel Quirk
Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa

Governments and activists in Europe and America regularly invoke the immediacy of “modern-day slavery” in order to sidestep challenging questions regarding the ethical and political case for reparations for historical slave systems. Rather than seeking to repair harm, they instead prefer to promise rescue. Despite ostensibly sharing a common concern with slavery, these competing visions of rescue and repair provide very different conceptions of the nature of the wrong to be combated, the political and ethical standing of key protagonists, and the types of remedies and approaches required.

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Phi Alpha Theta Weekly Writing Group

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); 516
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krista Pollett
Campus Sponsor:
Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta will be holding a weekly Writing and Study group each Wednesday during the Spring 2018 Semester.  The group will meet from 5:00-7:00 in ALK 516.

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Phi Alpha Theta Weekly Writing Group

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); 516
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krista Pollett
Campus Sponsor:
Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta will be holding a weekly Writing and Study group each Wednesday during the Spring 2018 Semester.  The group will meet from 5:00-7:00 in ALK 516.

more about event

Phi Alpha Theta Weekly Writing Group

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); 516
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krista Pollett
Campus Sponsor:
Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta will be holding a weekly Writing and Study group each Wednesday during the Spring 2018 Semester.  The group will meet from 5:00-7:00 in ALK 516.

more about event

Center for the Study of the Soutwest

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