Diversity Brown Bag: Guatemala's War Crimes Trial

Date: September 17, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 2204 Kirkhof Center
More Information: http://www.gvsu.edu/oma

Hispanic Heritage Month
LIB 100 & 201 Approved

This event will provide background on Guatemalan civil war, General Rios Montt's part in that war, and subsequent human rights reports. Andrew Schlewitz will also lead a discussion regarding the war crimes trial amid context of Guatemalan debate over justice and reconciliation. Andrew J. Schlewitz is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from1984-88, a Fulbright scholar in Guatemala, 1994, returned to Guatemala in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This past summer participated in the Organization of American States General Assembly in Guatemala as a civil society organization observer.