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Political Reflexivity in post-trauma societies and legal systems

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Event date: Wednesday, 31 May 2023 06:00 pm - Thursday, 01 June 2023 05:00 pm

The University of Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to the "Workshop on Political Reflexivity in post-trauma societies and legal systems"

The Department of Law of the FDEF is organising this event.


Wednesday, 31 May

18h00 – 19h30

Speaker: Prof. Bert van Roermund, University of Tilburg

Honorary Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy of Law in the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg University Law School (NL). Publications on epistemic as well as normative topics in legal theory, inspired by authors from both the analytical and the phenomenological tradition in philosophy. Co-edited Just Memories. Remembrance and Restoration in the Aftermath of Political Violence (Intersentia Series on Transitional Justice, 2020; with Camila de Gamboa Tapias).

Reflexivity and Reconciliation. A Retrospect and a Prospect

Abstract: My book Socratic Voices. Dialogues on Law, Time, and Reconciliation (2023) requires some clarification, with regard to its pedigree as well as its contents. I will concentrate on what may be my own voice among the many voices resonating in the book. I will link this voice up to the Reflexive Polity Thesis, explained and defended in Law in the First Person Plural. Roots. Concepts, Topics (2020), looking ahead to the overall theme of the series of workshop on ‘political reflexivity’. For future discussion I propose making a distinction between (plural) self-reference and (plural) self-implication as two modes of reflexivity.


Thursday, 1 June

09h30 – 11h00

Denis Bekisha, University of Rwanda: Post-Trauma Political Reflexivity in Rwanda

Juan Felipe García Arboleda, University of Javeriana, Colombia: Post-Trauma Political Reflexivity in Colombia


11h00 – 11h15

Coffee break


11h15 – 12h45

Antonio Gomez Ramos, University Carlos III, Madrid: Post-Trauma Political Reflexivity in Spain

Johan van der Walt, University of Luxembourg: Post-Trauma Political Reflexivity in South Africa


12h45 – 13h30



13h30 – 14h15

Nadia Naser-Najjab, University of Exeter: Post-Trauma Political Reflexivity in Palestine


14h15 – 15h00

Ferdinando Menga, University of the Campania Luigi Vanvitelli: From a Post-Traumatic Politics to a Traumatized Politics of Posterity: How Futurity May Haunt Collective Reflexivity.


15h00 – 15h15

Coffee Break


15h15 – 16h00

Hanna Lukkari, University of Tilburg: Releasing (from) the Past: The Gift of Reconciliation and Digital Memory


16h00 – 17h00

Reflections on the day’s proceedings

Hans Lindahl, University of Tilburg

Bert van Roermund, University of Tilburg

Concluding Open Discussion