Anne Cubilie, "Afghanistan: Ethics, Witnessing, and Crises of Protection," Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2:00 p.m., Milo Smith Tower Theatre. In Dr. Cubilie's words: This talk begins from my experiences working in a remote province of northern Afghanistan in the fall of 2000, during the last months of the civil war. I was sent in by the United Nations to collect testimonies, primarily from women, who were recently displaced by fighting. The talk uses this experience of testimonial collection in a war zone to consider the complicated processes of witnessing to human rights abuse for the witness, the translator, the ‘outside expert’ and the large structures of human rights and international aid which require such testimonies. I will also discuss the current humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and what the future might hold for the people of the country.
Sponsored by the Douglas Honors College, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice