Current Initiatives

Ethics & Legacy

The IHJR is developing a series of case studies that explores institutional responses to complex legacies related to historic injustices, benefaction from colonialism or slavery, and other sources considered unacceptable by today’s ethical standards. The current focus of the research is on institutions of higher education but also touches on broader implications for the public and private sectors as recently presented by the IHJR director in The New Yorker.

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About IHJR

Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation

The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes within divided communities and societies. To this end, the IHJR engages scholars, public opinion leaders and other stakeholders in convening conferences, seminars, debates, and joint research initiatives designed to address unresolved historic legacies. Since 2004, the IHJR has conducted multi-year projects in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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