June 25, 2015— “Collective Memory and Human Rights in Guatemala: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Present,” a one-day international seminar devoted to human rights, took place on Thursday, June 25, 2015,  and was attended by more than 120 faculty, students, NGO workers, archivists, diplomats, and others in Guatemala City.

Images from international seminar

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University of Oregon professors Carlos Aguirre, Department of History; Lynn Stephen, Department of Anthropology and CLLAS director; and Gabriela Martínez, SOJC, made presentations along with Kate Doyle of the National Security Archives. The seminar was hosted by the University of San Carlos and the Historic Archive of the Guatemalan National Police, and cohosted by the University of Oregon through the sponsorship of the Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace and the Network Startup Resource Center.

Here is the link to the story on the National Historic Police Archive of Guatemala [Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN)) website.