Getting at the Root: Perspectives on Global Justice, Truth Telling and Accountability


Monday, January 31, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

Join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and the Carr Center for Human Rights for a discussion with scholars studying processes and practices of global truth telling, repair, and justice from the fields of law, government, and political science. Through a lens of accountability, we will explore what these scholars have learned from cases of truth commissions and repair mechanisms from around the world. What are the limitations of this work for understanding the U.S. context? And what would accountability look like for the U.S. with its own history of violence and harm? This session will use dialogue between the discussants as a tool to raise critical questions of the field and elicit perspectives from their respective disciplines of study.


  • Gloria Ayee, Harvard University 
  • Lisa Laplante, New England Law School 
  • Kelebogile Zvobgo, William and Mary

Introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Director, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy. Moderated by Erica Licht, Director of Research Projects, Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project. Closing remarks by Sushma Raman, Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights. 

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Virtual Event Details

Registration is required for this event. Please register using the link above to receive details via email for how to join the virtual discussion. This event will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent out afterward to all who register.

You can submit questions to the panelists in advance during the registration process. A live Q&A will also be available during the event with an option to submit questions in real-time.

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