International Workshop: Challenges of reconciliation: lessons learned from Timor-Leste

Challenges of reconciliation: lessons learned from Timor-Leste International Workshop Bishop’s University, 23 October 2019   Welcome! The ‘Challenges of reconciliation: lessons learned from Timor-Leste’ International Workshop aims to create, share and disseminate knowledge about the challenges of reconciliation processes. The workshop is designed as a collaborative research sharing between academics, Canadian and Timorese advocates of… More International Workshop: Challenges of reconciliation: lessons learned from Timor-Leste

Incomplete Truth, Incomplete Reconciliation: Towards a Scholarly Verdict on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Truth commissions have often been studied through the lens of the most famous commission, South Africa’s TRC, which formed after the end of apartheid in 1994. In this and other scholarly accounts, truth commissions are often found at best to be partially successful, and at worst fatally flawed. Sarah Zwierzchowski’s chapter for Flowers in the… More Incomplete Truth, Incomplete Reconciliation: Towards a Scholarly Verdict on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Digitized newsletters of the East Timor solidarity movement

A new web site, History Beyond Borders, is starting to share digitized newsletters from East Timor solidarity groups published during the Indonesian occupation (1999-75) and after. It runs off Access to memory (AtoM), a comprehensive archival documents software hosted in Canada and compliant with International Council of Archives standards. A preliminary version with some materials… More Digitized newsletters of the East Timor solidarity movement

Now in Open Access: Flowers in the Wall

Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia is now available for free Open Access download, thanks to University of Calgary Press. Click to access downloadable pdf version What is the experience of truth and reconciliation? What is the purpose of a truth commission? What lessons can be learned from established truth and… More Now in Open Access: Flowers in the Wall

Call for contributions

Do you have something to say about truth and reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia? About wider aspects of reconciliation in global or local perspective? About other aspects that link to peace, reconciliation, and human rights in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific? If so, this web site on Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia… More Call for contributions

Truth & reconciliation in Southeast Asia & the Melanesian Pacific: a project summary

Can historians be peacemakers? Recent experiences with truth and reconciliation processes in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific suggest that they can be. There is a role for historical research and memory in helping to build sustainable peace and stability in new nations. On the other hand, ignoring violent pasts undermines peacebuilding efforts. In the… More Truth & reconciliation in Southeast Asia & the Melanesian Pacific: a project summary

Truth and reconciliation as ongoing, activist processes

By David Webster Does a truth and reconciliation process end when a truth commission hands in its final report? The experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) brutal residential schools system implies that it definitely should not. The TRC’s calls to action call on settler society to do some of the heavy… More Truth and reconciliation as ongoing, activist processes

Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development of Canada

  Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Stéphane Dion, and the Minister of International Development, the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau Dear M Dion and Mme Bibeau, In keeping with Prime Minister Trudeau’s notice to the international community that Canada is back and ready to… More Truth and Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, and Melanesia Recommendations to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Development of Canada

La vérité et la réconciliation: recommandations au gouvernement du Canada

La vérité et la réconciliation en Indonésie, Timor-Leste, et Mélanésie Des recommandations au ministre des Affaires étrangères, le très honorable Stéphane Dion et le ministre du Développement international, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau Chers M Dion et Mme Bibeau, En accord avec le préavis du Premier Ministre Trudeau à la communauté internationale que le Canada est de… More La vérité et la réconciliation: recommandations au gouvernement du Canada