Current Initiatives

Dealing with the Past: On July 14, 2017, IHJR, EUROCLIO and the Anna Lindh Foundation convened a one-day symposium at Erasmus University in Rotterdam on A Multi-perspective Understanding of the Past: The Elephant in the Room of Diverse Societies? The event relates to IHJR’s work on Social Cohesion and Ethics & Legacy. IHJR Director Dr. Timothy Ryback shared his views on the ethics of facing difficult historical legacies in contemporary society. (… read more)

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. (… read more)


Presidential Pardons

by Timothy Ryback
Wednesday 5 July 2017

Heads of state must weigh their words, and check with lawyers, before apologizing for a country’s historic transgressions and injustices. Global Insight assesses the perils for presidents and prime ministers playing politics with history and the law. (… read more).