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October 8, 2012

Oregon Law to host symposium examining the traumatic effect of war

The University of Oregon School of Law will hold the Oregon Review of International Law (ORIL) symposium “War and Memory: Bearing Witness to Loss of Life in Everyday Life” on Oct. 18-20, 2012. This interdisciplinary symposium will examine political violence, state terror and the traumatic effect it has on witnesses. To register for the War and Memory symposium, visit the Oregon Review of International Law website. Continuing Legal Education credits are available.

Oregon Law will welcome University of Texas professor Arturio Arias as the 2012 keynote speaker. Arias teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and is a well-known expert on Central American literature, with an emphasis on indigenous literature and critical theory. Prior to teaching at the University of Texas, he taught at San Francisco State University and University of the Redlands in Southern California.

Kate Doyle, senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America for the National Security Archive at George Washington University, will also be featured at the symposium. She directs the archive’s Mexico Project, which gathers documents regarding U.S.-Mexico relations.

War and Memory symposium attendees will also hear the unique perspectives of presenters who specialize in topics ranging from anthropology to international documentary filmmaking.

ORIL is a student-run journal at Oregon Law that publishes articles by academics, practitioners, and students that address current legal topics in international law and policy. To find more information regarding speakers, and topics, please visit the symposium website.

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