Warren Center/WIGH Seminar: Sir Hilary Beckles, “Reparatory Justice for Global Black Enslavement: The Greatest Political Movement of the 21st Century”


Monday, February 22, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Ames Moot Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave

Topic: “Reparatory Justice for Global Black Enslavement: The Greatest Political Movement of the 21st Century”
Speaker: Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indes; Chairman of the Caribbean Community[CARICOM] Commission on Reparation and Social Justice.

Introduction and Comments:
Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University
Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Annette Gordon-Reed, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study; Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Harvard University. 
Kenneth Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Sir Hilary Beckles has been at the forefront of an international legal effort for reparations from European slave-trading nations. He is a prolific scholar, a committed activist for social justice, and among the most distinguished public intellectuals in the Caribbean.

Ames Moot Courtroom, Austin Hall
1515 Massachusetts Ave
Harvard Law School

Free and open to the public.

Presented jointly by:
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
Program on the Study of Capitalism