David Rieff on ‘Against Remembrance’

iiisgroupAuthor and journalist David Rieff spoke at the Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) in Trinity College Dublin on his latest book, Against Remembrance, on Friday 21 October 2011. The event was co-hosted by IIIS and the Irish School of Ecumenics, and also featured commentary from Prof Geraldine Smyth, head of the Irish School of Ecumenics, and Prof Ronit Lentin, head of the Sociology department.

iiistableRieff’s new book is a collection of essays on the dangers of memorialising and commemorations, and draws on his wide experience in conflict zones around the world.

Pictured left: Rieff, Lentin, Smyth and Dr Rosemary Byrne of IIIS; Pictured right: Tom Arnold, CEO of Concern, Byrne, Rieff, David Tombs of ISE, Smyth and Lentin