Past Event

Summer Training Program: Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past

June 13, 2016 - June 19, 2016
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past (RNHDP) accepted applications to its second annual summer training program in Istanbul. Organized by Truth Justice Memory Center (Hakikat Adalet Hafiza Merkezi) in cooperation with  the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA) at Columbia University and Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, the training program is open to civil society professionals working in the MENA and Caucasus region, working on issues related to dealing with the past, including (but not limited to) transitional justice, truth and reconciliation, historical dialogue, accountability, memory studies, oral history and sites of memory.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in training, networking, and capacity building. The one-week program provides participants with the opportunity to hone practical and conceptual skills to develop a deeper understanding of dealing with the past, and to foster mutually beneficial relationships with their peers and with international and non-profit organizations. There is a total of 20 spaces available for this year’s program.

The training program will be composed of seminars and workshops conducted by international experts, including members of Columbia University faculty such as Professor Elazar Barkan of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the School of International and Public Affairs. Prospective seminar titles include:

  • Historical Dialogue:  Truth, Narrative, Evidence
  • Theory and Practice of Transitional Justice
  • Oral History, Truth Seeking, and Gender
  • Archiving, Documentation and the Right to Truth
  • Prosecution of International Crimes
  • Justice in Negotiated Transitions
  • Shared Narratives
  • Designing Museums, Memorials, and Exhibits
  • Comparative Issues for Civil Societies in MENA and Caucasus Region

RNHDP Summer Training Program has been supported by Open Society Foundation TurkeySigrud Rausing Trust and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Turkey Office.