November 23, 2014

MASS VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, AND MEMORY: The Katyn Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

MASS VIOLENCE, JUSTICE, AND MEMORY:
The Katyn Massacres of 1940 in History, Memory, Education, and Law

Saturday, 23 March 2013
9am – 6pm
University of Virginia, Central Grounds, Nau Hall 101

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Katyn Poster

9:00am
Piotr H. Kosicki, ACLS New Faculty Fellow & CREEES Associate Director, University of Virginia
Welcome

9:15am
Allen Paul, Author of Katyń: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth
“Looking from the Outside In: the Katyń Journey of one Non-Pole”

10:30am
Nikita Petrov, Deputy Director of Memorial Society
“Katyń between Poland and Russia: Memorial and the Struggle for Transparency and Truth”

11:45am
Izabella Sariusz-Skąpska, President, Federation of Katyń Families
“From Widows and Orphans to an Activist Network: The Story of the Katyń Families”

1:00pm
LUNCH

2:00pm
Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor of Law, Jagiellonian University and Polish Academy of Sciences
“Katyń in Strasbourg: Human Rights Law and the Case against Russia”

3:30pm
Sławomir Frątczak, Director, Katyń Museum (Warsaw)
“From Mass Graves to a Museum: The Artifacts and Exhibits of Katyń”

4:45pm
Łukasz Michalski, Deputy Director of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance
“Education and Historical Truth: The Challenges of Building National Memory about Katyń”

6:00pm
Reception

Organized by UVA’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies as part of the UVA Polish Lecture Series, made possible by the Rosenstiel Foundation and the American Institute of Polish Culture. Co-sponsored by the UVA Center for International Studies, the Page-Barbour Initiatives on Forced Migration and International Criminal Justice, and the Institute of National Remembrance of the Republic of Poland, with additional support from UVA’s Corcoran Department of History, Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures, Jewish Studies Program, and Departments of Sociology and Slavic Languages and Literatures, as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.

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