How do we remember armed conflict?
Australian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross present the Memory and War edition of the International Review of the Red Cross in a free public webinar from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on 26 August 2020.
The Memory and War edition of the Review unpacks the ways individual and collective memories of armed conflict impacts the lives of those affected, and looks at some commemoration and remembrance practices implemented by authorities and communities.
This webinar will feature live presentations from the Managing Editor of the Review (Ellen Policinski) and the author of one of its articles (Cédric Cotter) reflecting on how ICRC Presidents draw on both their own experience and the organisation's history to make arguments about international humanitarian law and promote the ICRC's work, and a keynote presentation by Michael Bachelard (Investigations Editor, The Age) reflecting on his experience in documenting armed conflict as a journalist.
The webinar will also include recorded reflections from a variety of speakers providing perspectives from both civilian and military personnel who have experienced armed conflict first hand, those who study the long term impact of armed conflicts on communities, humanitarians who have worked in armed conflict, and those who have prosecuted crimes committed in armed conflict.
The presentations will be followed by a Q and A session.