Entries by Laurence Claussen

Interview with Astrid Erll – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Astrid Erll is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. She has worked on German, British, South Asian, American, and South African literatures and media cultures, including literary history (focus on 19th-21st centuries), media history (focus on film and photography), cultural theory, media theory, narratology, transcultural studies and memory studies. In this […]

Interview with Peo Hansen – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Peo Hansen is a Professor at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interest lies in the contemporary as well as historical development of European integration. He has written extensively on the questions of migration, citizenship and identity in European integration. In this interview,  Hansen discusses how memory politics in the EU still “looks old-fashioned” as it […]

Interview with Peter Verovšek – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Peter J. Verovšek is an Assistant Professor in Politics & International relations at the University of Sheffield, UK. He conducted research on the continuing effects of the memories of World War II in the politics of the former Yugoslavia as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from […]

Interview with Siomonn Pulla – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Siomonn Pulla is an Associate Professor in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads, Canada. He is committed to innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching, with an emphasis on seeking solutions to real world issues. His primary focus is on participatory and collaborative research, corporate-Indigenous relations and new and emerging learning systems. In this interview, Pulla […]

Interview with Geoffrey Bird – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Geoffrey Bird is a Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University, Canada. He is the Project Lead of the War Heritage Research Initiative that has involved the production of over 30 short documentaries and other commemorative projects. His research also includes poverty alleviation, sustainability, strategic planning and education design. Bird […]

Interview with Brigitte Kather – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Brigitte Kather is a long-time employee of the “German Resistance Memorial Center,” working as a lecturer and teacher. A life-long academic and a pedagogue, she has gained a wide range of experience in how memory skills can be taught. She is currently the principal of the Paula-Fürst-Schule in Berlin, Germany. In this interview, Kather explains […]

Interview with Bernd Scherer – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Dr. Bernd Scherer is an author and philosopher, and since 2006 he has served as director of the House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany. His curatorial approach consists in the interweaving of art, science, politics and technology, and the examination of transformation processes in contemporary societies and postcolonial structures. In this interview, Scherer emphasizes the […]

Interview with Ambassador James Bindenagel – Past Injustices, Current Realities

Ambassador James Bindenagel is a retired U.S. career diplomat who was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the founding Henry Kissinger Professor for security and governance at Bonn University, Germany, where he currently teaches strategic foresight as Senior Professor. In […]

Dignity on the Prut River

Piotr Oleksy, a part of the EuMePo team as an assistant to the academic coordinators at European universities, wrote an article for the Aspen Review discussing issues surrounding the Romanian-Moldavian border. The article begins: Romania and Moldova, despite historical, cultural and social ties, are currently two distant worlds. But in both countries there is an […]