Latin America's Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Focus of NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Symposium, Oct. 22-23


New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host “After Truth: Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, and Related Aftermaths,” a two-day symposium on the impact of Latin America’s truth and reconciliation commissions, on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.3650.

New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host “After Truth: Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, and Related Aftermaths,” a two-day symposium on the impact of Latin America’s truth and reconciliation commissions, on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc. For a complete schedule of sessions and a list of speakers, please visit the website.

A generation after the formation of the first truth and reconciliation commissions in Latin America, which were created to investigate governmental abuses in Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and other nations, this two-day symposium asks: What kinds of futures were inaugurated through these enactments? What kinds of political projects have they legitimized? What is the status of the truth sought and produced through these processes? and, What are the afterlives of the vast evidentiary archives that they generated?

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