Elazar Barkan

Professor of History and Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University, Los Angeles; Director, International History Initiative - The Historical Commissions Project, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York

Elazar BARKAN is professor of history and cultural studies at Claremount Graduate University in Los Angeles, California, and the director of the International History Initiative¬ĖThe Historical Commissions Project at The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. Dr. Barkan¬ís research interests focus on the role of history in contemporary society and politics, with particular emphasis on the response to gross historical crimes and injustices. He is also involved in a project that brings together historians and other scholars from rival groups to attempt to bridge historical differences. Dr. Barkan is the author of The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices, published in 2001. He received a B.A. in modern European history from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. in comparative European history from Brandeis University. Dr. Barkan is an alumnus of Salzburg Seminar Session 325, The Globalization of American Culture, 1995. He served on the Faculty of Session 412, Social and Economic Dimensions of Human Rights, 2003.

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