EVENT: The Edward W Said London Lecture – Justice, not revenge

Posted February 15th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Internationally renowned academic and author Mahmood Mamdani presents this year’s Edward W Said London Lecture, examining the concept of revolutionary justice.

Mamdani will look at how South Africa’s transition from apartheid presents a critique of the lessons that have been drawn from the Nuremberg trials – the post-war judgment of Nazi war criminals – which have been incorporated into the contemporary human rights movement and International Criminal Court. He reflects on the question of justice in the postcolonial period, in the writings of Aimé Césaire on Haiti and of Nelson Mandela in southern Africa.’

Date: 31st March 2017,

Location: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Charge: £12

More information can be found here.