The centennial anniversary of the Armenian genocide and the seventieth anniversary of World War II’s end in Europe and in the Pacific permit fresh, cross-cutting and comparative discussion regarding how those histories are remembered by societies and are recorded by historians. On January 15, 2015, AICGS joined with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Washington Office, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Wilson Center for International Scholars to assemble a group of historians and social scientists to consider their role in writing and disseminating history in enduring conflicts in need of reconciliation.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung recently published a paper based on the conference, highlighting ten overarching themes from the three cases of Armenia-Turkey, Russia-Baltics, and Japan-Korea. AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman chaired the panel on Japan-Korea and shares the outcomes from the panelists’ discussion. Read the report here.
Made possible by the support of Harry & Helen Gray Culture & Politics Program