The William and Julia Edwards Lecture in Philosophy and Religion

The Edwards Lecture is a forum where recognized scholars in religion and philosophy are invited to share their work with the campus community.

2014 Edwards Lecture Presents

Professor Daniel Herwitz

"Truth, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice"

Monday, Sep 15, 2013

7 p.m. Founder’s Hall

"Truth, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice" will explore the great events of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committees in the 1990s, by asking the question, central to the recent theory of transitional justice, about whether and how societies in the throes of political transition (from authoritarian to democratic regimes) demand special understanding from the point of view of the theory of justice. 



Daniel Herwitz is Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor at the University of Michigan. 

 Professor Herwitz co-founded the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation at the University of Natal, South Africa, where he served as Director for six years.  His recent books include Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony (2012), Key Concepts in Aesthetics (2010), and Race And Reconciliation: Essays From The New South Africa  (2003), and The Star as Icon: Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption (2008).


The Program is free and open to the public.