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Self and History: A conversation with Philippe Sands

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IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

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Philippe Sands’ award winning book, East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, was published in 2016. It offers a unique interweaving of personal memoire, forensic history and civil rights advocacy, recounting the life stories of the founders of post war human rights legislation as well as the biographies of the author’s own ancestors. As such, it represents a fascinating combination of life writing, historical narrative and legal discourse, so bringing together genres that are more often seen as distinct and separate.

This conversation with Philippe Sands tries to uncover the processes, motivations and challenges of thinking simultaneously of ‘self’ and ‘history’, and of finding a voice in which to narrate a personal relationship to the past while preserving a scholarly perspective on the evidence it presents.

Philippe Sands is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the Laws Faculty, UCL. He will be in conversation with Tamar Garb, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.

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