Curriculum and Transitional Justice: The Role of Education in Countries Emerging from Conflict

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Karen L. Murphy, Ph.D., is the International Director for Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization will give a talk entitled, "Curriculum and Transitional Justice: The Role of Education in Countries Emerging from Conflict."

Murphy oversees Facing History’s program development and implementation in countries outside the United States and Canada.  She has a particular interest in countries emerging from mass violence and/or in transition, and she has done work within and on Bosnia, Colombia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Rwanda and South Africa.  She is particularly interested in the role that educational interventions play in the development of stability and peaceful coexistence. Murphy has also published journal articles, presented papers and lectured on the (often neglected) role of education in transitional justice processes. She is on the board of New Haven Academy, a Connecticut based public school, Shikaya, a human rights ngo in South Africa, and the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network. Murphy is also a member of the Technical Expert Group for the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, on the editorial board of Intercultural Education, and she is co-directing  a multi-year research project studying youth and civic engagement in the US, Northern Ireland and South Africa funded by the Spencer Foundation.


Dorothy Hirshon Dining Suite, 55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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