Contributing host Doug Becker spends the hour exploring the politics of memory and alterations of history. How is memory shaped to influence the politics of war and post-war, in the post-war of former Yugoslavia. What can we learn about how our memories of the past are manipulated to change current and future politics? What can we learn from “memory entrepreneurs” in the former Yugoslavia? How did they try to change understandings about the past to influence the future? [ dur: 53mins. ]
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- Jelena Subotic is Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University. She is the author of Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans and the forthcoming Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism.
- Brent Steele is Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair of Political Science and Professor of Political Science at University of Utah. He is the author of
Ontological Security in International Relations and the research paper Maintaining (US) collective memory: from Hiroshima to a critical study of security history.
- Brent Sasley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, Arlington. He is the author of the book Politics in Israel: Governing a Complex Society and the journal article Theorizing States’ Emotions.
This program is produced with contributions from the following volunteers: Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.