A conversation with Professor Colleen Murphy (2)

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We continue our discussion of transitional justice with Colleen Murphy, comparing the end of apartheid in South Africa with the civil rights movement in the US.  From this contrast, we explore the idea of reparations for lynching and redlining in the form of truth and reconciliation commissions and financial payments.



Colleen Murphy is a Professor in the College of Law and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in Illinois International Programs, and Affiliate Faculty of the Beckman Institute. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Moral Philosophy. 

Professor Murphy is the author of The Conceptual Foundations of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press), which received the North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award, and A Moral Theory of Political Reconciliation (Cambridge University Press). She is co-editor of Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World(Springer), Risk Analysis of Natural Hazards (Springer), and Climate Change and Its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities (Springer).


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