Carolyn Dean’s “The Moral Witness: Trials and Testimony after Genocide”

By Stephen Naron - February 23, 2019

Book Panel

Join us for a presentation of Professor Dean's new book The Moral Witness, "the first cultural history of the 'witness to genocide' in the West." Professor Dean shows how "the witness became a protagonist of twentieth-century moral culture by tracing the emergence of this figure in courtroom battles from the 1920s to the 1960s―covering the Armenian genocide, the Ukrainian pogroms, the Soviet Gulag, and the trial of Adolf Eichmann." A distinguished panel of academics will discuss the impact of Dean's work including:

  • Cathy Caruth, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University
  • Thomas Keenan, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Literature, Human Rights Program, Bard College
  • Hannah Pollin-Galay, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literature, Tel Aviv University
  • Michael Roth, President, Wesleyan University
  • Adam Stern, Lecturer and Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
  • Moderated by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School, and Professor of History, Yale University

Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, Yale Campus