How do we remember armed conflict?
The International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross present the Memory and War edition of the International Review of the Red Cross in a free public webinar from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on 26 August 2020.
The Memory and War edition of the Review unpacks the ways individual and collective memories of armed conflict impacts the lives of those affected, and looks at some commemoration and remembrance practices implemented by authorities and communities.
This webinar will feature live presentations from the Managing Editor of the Review, Ellen Policinski, and the ICRC Historian and Researcher, Cédric Cotter, reflecting on how ICRC Presidents draw on both their own experience and the organisation's history to make arguments about international humanitarian law and promote the ICRC's work. These presentations will be followed by a keynote speech by the Investigations Editor, The Age, Michael Bachelard, reflecting on his experience in documenting armed conflict as a journalist.
In addition to these live presentations, the webinar will feature recorded reflections from a range of people who live with memories of war, including a holocaust survivor, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremburg trials, a humanitarian worker and an Australian Defence Force veteran.
The variety of perspectives and experiences that will feature aim to highlight the twofold potential of memory: whilst it can be used as a tool for political agendas and potential future atrocities, it also has great potential to heal past scars and help reconciliation processes.
The presentations will be followed by a Q and A session.
26 August 2020 17:30 - 19:00