51 min

2021 Gandhi Lecture: Martha Minow | On Forgiveness UNSW Centre for Ideas

    • Arts

In an age increasingly defined by accusation and resentment, can forgiveness play a more powerful role? Law Professor Martha Minow asks us to consider the big questions: who has the right to forgive? And who should be forgiven? Individuals and societies have the right to withhold forgiveness, but can letting go allow for grievances to impact us less? Forgiveness does not change the past, but it can transform the future.

Martha Minow, Harvard Law Professor and human rights expert, in conversation with leading UNSW Law Professor George Williams will explore how we think about forgiveness.

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Since 2012 the annual Gandhi Oration has been hosted by UNSW Sydney to celebrate the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi as a champion of human rights. The event features discussions of the significant human rights issues of our time. Past speakers have included Senator Pat Dodson, Peter Greste, Pat Anderson, Shoma Chaudhury Reverend Tim Costello, Rosie Batty and Shen Narayanasamy.

In an age increasingly defined by accusation and resentment, can forgiveness play a more powerful role? Law Professor Martha Minow asks us to consider the big questions: who has the right to forgive? And who should be forgiven? Individuals and societies have the right to withhold forgiveness, but can letting go allow for grievances to impact us less? Forgiveness does not change the past, but it can transform the future.

Martha Minow, Harvard Law Professor and human rights expert, in conversation with leading UNSW Law Professor George Williams will explore how we think about forgiveness.

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Since 2012 the annual Gandhi Oration has been hosted by UNSW Sydney to celebrate the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi as a champion of human rights. The event features discussions of the significant human rights issues of our time. Past speakers have included Senator Pat Dodson, Peter Greste, Pat Anderson, Shoma Chaudhury Reverend Tim Costello, Rosie Batty and Shen Narayanasamy.

51 min

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