Memory and Trauma in International Relations

March 10, 2014

The launch of the book “Memory and Trauma in International Relations” (Routledge, 2013) took place January 6, 2014 at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The book is a compilation of cases compiled by Dr. Dovilė Budrytė, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College, and Dr. Erica Resende, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Graduate Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro.

At the launch, one of the authors of the book, Budrytė, shared her insights on such universal concepts as guilt, apology, traumatic experiences, and transnational memory, and fostered discussion about the interpretation of the subject within the context of Lithuanian history and collective memory. The book includes Budrytė’s case about traumas in Lithuanian historical memory after World War II.

Valdonė Budreckaitė