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Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:10 AM

Political Reconciliation

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Daniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott opens the 2013 Lenten series of forums: The Way of Reconciliation: From Injury to Restoration.

How can justice be achieved and peace restored where the wounds of war, genocide, and dictatorship are so deep? Is there a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds? In this forum, political scientist, Daniel Philpott will explore the notion of political reconciliation as a means to restore justice in the aftermath of widespread injustice.

About Daniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott is associate professor in the department of Political Science and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Philpott is the author of Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations (Princeton 2001) and a range of articles on religion and international affairs, sovereignty, religious freedom and foreign policy, and the ethics of self-determination. His most recent work, Just and Unjust Peace: A Political Ethic of Reconciliation (2012) proposes a set of normative practices for countries dealing with past injustices. As a senior associate at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., he has sought to promote faith-based reconciliation in Kashmir since 2000.

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