Northwestern University

Sat 9:30 AM

EDGS Symposium: The Indonesian Massacres of 1965-6: Legacies and Living Memories Fifty Years On

When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Harris 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Public event FREE

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey   847.467.6609

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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This EDGS symposium, is organized to reflect on the events that took place in 1965 and 1966 in Indonesia, from the abortive coup against President Sukarno, to his subsequent ouster, and the rightwing military's massacre of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) and all suspected communists.

Film scholars and historians of Indonesia, Southeast Asia and the Cold War will be present to speak on this different approaches to the controversies swirling around this transformative moment in Indonesian and world history.

EDGS Symposium Keynote Address: John Roosa, U of British Columbia, 2:45pm-4:00pm, Harris 108
“The Disappearances of 1965-66: Knowing, Not Knowing and Pretending Not to Know”

As bookends to the symposium, we will be screening Joshua Oppenheimer's two award-winning films: the "The Act of Killing" on Oct 22 and "The Look of Silence" on Nov 9. Joshua Oppenheimer will be at the Nov 9 screening to speak with the audience after the film.

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