• Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    Inaugural Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series: "Sites of Trauma, Sites of Conscience"

    Attentive Audience - "An opportunity for dialogue with public, including young thinkers with intruguing ideas and insight on issues related to historical trauma and memory"

  • Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    Department of Peace Studies Research; Uppsala University
    Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela presenting a lecture with Emeritus Professor Irvin Staub, Peace and Conflict Studies Research Department, Uppsala University.
  • Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    Vice-Chancellor's Lecture Series: "Narrating Rape during the South African War" by Emeritus Prof Ant
    Profs Lucius Botes, Helene Strauss, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Antjie Krog and Dr Buhle Zuma at Prof Krog's Lecture.
  • Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    Postgraduate students 2015
    Doctoral and Master's students during a postgraduate students' research workshop with Prof Engela Pretorius as guest of honour.
  • Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    Empathic responses to video clips from the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

    Melike Fourie, Post-doctoral Fellow leading brain imaging in our multidisciplinary research on empathy. 

  • Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies
    "Forgiveness, Law and Justice, Third Annual Reconciliation Lecture 2014"

    "What is Forgiveness? What is it? Why consider it? Should it be encouraged? By law, by leaders?” - Professor Martha Minow

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Trauma, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Studies: Annual Reconciliation Lecture

Organised by Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on behalf of the Rector, Professor Jonathan Jansen, the Annual Reconciliation Lecture was established by Professor Jansen to bring together scholars whose leadership and vision for social change and conflict transformation is reflected in their scholarly interaction within the academe and in their teaching. Over the past years, the UFS has positioned itself as an institution that is recognised across the world not only for excellence in academic achievement, but also in human reconciliation. This vision, as adopted by Senate, Council, and the broader university community, drives the integration of the university’s Human and Academic Projects. It is a vision concerned with revitalising the ‘human embrace’ as an intellectual project that operates on moral, psycho-social, legal, and political levels. The annual Reconciliation lecture is a unique and major initiative to enhance this important vision of the University of the Free State.


The First Annual Reconciliation Lecture was delivered on 7 November 2012 by Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize Laureate for literature.
You may read the full lecture here
View photos from the 2012 lecture here


The Second Annual Reconciliation Lecture was held on 7 August 2013. The lecture was delivered by Dr Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, Atlanta, United States.


You may read the full Second Annual Reconciliation Lecture by Dr Beverely Tatum here.
To listen to the audio recording of the lecture click here.
To watch the recording of the introductory programme click here
To watch the lecture by Dr Tatum click here
To watch the Question & Answer Session of the Second Annual Reconciliation Lecture click here
View photos from the 2013 lecture here.


The Third Annual Reconciliation Lecture was held on 24 February 2014.  The lecture was delivered by Professor  Martha Minow, a Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.


You may read the full Third Annual Reconciliation Lecture by Professor Martha Minow here.
To listen to the audio recording of the Third Annual Reconciliation lecture by Professor Minow click here.
To watch the recording of the introductory programme click here
To watch the Third Annual Reconciliation Lecture by Professor Minow click here.
To watch the Question & Answer Session of The Third Annual Reconciliation Lecture click here
View photos from the 2014 lecture here.

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