Requirement of the first one paper:
Based on the Standard Encyclopedia article section on lustration as well as on the first two chapters of the Rosenberg book:
What is the point of lustration as a post war policy? how can it go wrong? What are the best ways to avoid these pitfalls?
1 page final paper with 2-page draft paper, double spaced, four quotes from above noted sources.
The Standard Encyclopedia article section on lustration can be found here:
The first two chapters of the Rosenberg book:
rosenberg.pdf, which is uploaded with this requirement.
Requirement of the second one paper:
Maryland has recently set up a truth and reconciliation commission to address the state’s history of lynching.
As an expert on truth commissions (and post conflict policy more broadly), youâ€™ve been hired as a consultant to the commission.
In particular youâ€™ve been asked to write a five page memo explaining what Maryland’s commission can learn from the work of South Africaâ€™s TRC – which lessons and methods
should it adopt? What can the state learn from the South African experience about the political tensions surrounding this kind of work?
5 pages, 8 quotes at least from the assigned literature on truth commissions.
Some information on the work of Maryland’s Commission can be found here:
South Africaâ€™s TRC:
Hayner, Unspeakable Truths
New Yorker essays (Ignatieff.pdf, which is also uploaded with this requirement.)