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2020 Conference: Reconciliation and Repair 

The 2020 conference, Reconciliation and Repair: Mending Frayed Civic Bonds, was held virtually as a Zoom webinar on September 25, 2020. Stephen Macedo of Princeton's University Center for Human Values was the host. Here is a link to the recording of the conference.

Editors Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm assembled the following excellent slate of speakers. 

Panel I: 12:00-1:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Linda Radzik (Texas A & M University, Philosophy), The Role of the Public in Public Apologies
  • Commentator: Martha Minow (Harvard University, Law), The Public Chorus and Public Apologies 
  • Commentator: Burke Hendrix (University of Oregon, Political Science), Apology, Accusation, and Punishment/Harm: Audiences as Multipliers?

Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Roy Brooks (University of San Diego, Law), Framing Redress Discourse
  • Commentator: Desmond Jagmohan (University of California-Berkeley , Political Science), Paths to Reconciliation: Comments on Brooks
  • Commentator: Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois, Philosophy), Comments on Brooks

Panel III: 4:00-5:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Catherine Lu (McGill University, Political Science), Reconciliation as Non-Alienation: The Politics of Being At Home in the World
  • Commentator: Saira Mohamed (University of California-Berkeley, Law), Reconciliation and Equal Participation: A Human Rights Exploration of Reconciliation as Non-Alienation
  • Commentator: Ryan Preston-Roedder (Occidental College, Philosophy), Comments on Lu


Princeton's University Center for Human Values hosted this Zoom conference. It was joined by the following co-sponsors: Boston University School of Law; the Research Groups on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) and Global Justice (RGGJ) of the Yan P. Lin Centre at McGilll University; University of Illinois College of Law; University of Oregon Department of Political Science; and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A & M University.

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