The Prince Takamado Japan Centre (PTJC) will start its annual lecture series to bring interested scholars and community people to the centre. The first speaker of 2018 will be Professor Jordan Stanger-Ross (University of Victoria), an award-winning historical scholar of race and ethnicity. Dr. Stanger-Ross has written a book and many articles including the recently published collection edited with Pamela Sugiman, Witness to Loss: Race, Culpability, and Memory in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). He is currently the director of the Landscapes of Injustice research project. Based on the new archival findings, this talk examines an irony of political apology: official acknowledgements of wrongdoing tend to encourage the production of new knowledge that undermines the closure sought in the act of apology itself.
All University of Alberta staff, students, alumni and their invited guests are welcome to attend.