Link to February 6, 2019 Westerntoday article.
“Impossibility of Witness: Justice, Gender, and Operational Practice”
Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Miller Hall 152
In honor of International Women’s Day 2019, the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity welcomes Dr. Anne Cubilié to campus.
For over a decade, Dr. Cubilié worked in humanitarian and development policy at United Nations headquarters. In her work for the United Nations – ranging from the collection of survivor testimony in Afghanistan to policy guidance for emergency response, Cubilié maintained an insistence on remembering the individual within the broadest international discourses.
Including the voices of the people who were affected is a necessary precondition in addressing emergencies that occur on a mass scale.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Dr. Cubilié was an Assistant Professor of Transnational Feminist Cultural Studies at Georgetown University. Cubilié received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of Oregon, graduating from the Robert D. Clark Honors College. Currently, Cubilié is Executive-Director of the William O. Douglas Honors College at Central Washington University.
Dr. Cubilié’s lecture will draw from her work in the field and from her book, Women Witnessing Terror: Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Right (2005). Cubilié will provide nuanced examples of how ethical witnessing―listening to the voices of survivors―reformulates the language of human rights and enhances its ability to intervene against violence and oppression.
This lecture is made possible by the generous support from the Departments of Global Humanities and Religions, History, Political Science, Modern & Classical Languages, Fairhaven College World Issues Forum, Honors Program at Western, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Dr. Cubilié’s lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sheila Pennell at (360) 650-7737, or firstname.lastname@example.org.