Profesor filozofije na Državnom sveučilištu Southern Connecticut (SCSU) David Pettigrew, na današnjoj redovnoj sesiji Asocijacije nazavisnih intelektualaca Krug 99 proglašen je počasnim članom. Sama biografija ovog uglednog američkog intelektualca i naučnika govori u prilog ove odluke donesene uz saglasnost svih članova Kruga 99. Biographical information for: Prof. Dr. David Pettigrew, Professor of Philosophy and Holocaust and Genocide Studies Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT, USA PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY and HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES 1987 to 2015. Professor Pettigrew is currently teaching a new course that he designed titled: “An Introduction to Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Stories of Resistance, Rescue, and Survival.” SELECTED AFFILIATIONS Vice President of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, the third oldest academy society in the United States, having been Chartered in 1799 “…to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people…” Its purpose is the dissemination of scholarly information. For the past 200 years, the Academy has fulfilled this mission through lectures and extensive publications. Member of the Steering Committee of the Yale University Genocide Studies Program. Board Member of the Bosnian American Genocide Institute and Education Center, Chicago, IL. Member, International Team of Experts, Institute for Research of Genocide Canada. BOOK SERIES EDITOR Co-Director of Book Series, since 2007, titled “Contemporary French Thought,” for the State University of New York Press. TRANSLATIONS AND EDITED VOLUMES Co-Translator and Co-Editor of eleven books. Selected titles: NEW BOOK TRANSLATION Co-translated and wrote an Introduction, with François Raffoul, for Dominique Janicaud’s Heidegger in France (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015). Co-translated J.-D. Nasio’s Oedipus: The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010). Co-translated and wrote an Introduction, with François Raffoul, for Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Creation of the World or Globalization (Albany: SUNY Press, 2007). Professor Pettigrew’s translations have been recognized by awards and grants, including the Hemingway Award in 2000, the Faculty Scholar Award at Southern CT State University in 2000, the French Ministry of Culture in 2003, and the CHOICE Award in 2011. JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS Professor Pettigrew has authored a number of journal articles and book chapters in the fields of psychoanalysis, contemporary French thought, Heidegger studies, and ethics and genocide studies. His essays have appeared in English, Bosanski, French, and Arabic. Selected titles have included: “The Suppression of Cultural Memory and Identity in Bosnia: Prohibited Memorials and the Continuation of Genocide, in Etnické komunity – Balkánské cesty, edited by Dana Bittnerová and Mirjam Moravcová (Prague, FHS UK 2015). “Genocid i međunarodna intervencija: problematično naslijeđe Dejtonskog mirovnog sporazuma 1995-2012,” in Politićki Vojni Značaj Odbrane Sarajeva 1992-1995 (Sarajevo: Universitet u Sarajevu, 2014). “The Task of Justice” (concerning the genocide in Bosnia), in Jean-Luc Nancy and Plural Thinking: Expositions of World, Ontology, Politics and Sense, edited by Peter Gratton and Marie-Eve Morin (Albany: SUNY Press 2012). “Geografija Genocida u Istočnoj Bosnia,” in Genocid u Bosni I Herzegovini –Posljedice Presude Međunarodnog Suda Pravde (Sarajevo: Universitet u Sarajevu, 2011). “The Unconscious Body in the Psychoanalytic Theory of J.-D. Nasio” in Rethinking Facticity, edited by François Raffoul and Eric Nelson (Albany: SUNY Press, 2008). “Merleau-Ponty and the Unconscious: A Poetic Vision,” in Merleau-Ponty: Desires and Imaginings, edited by James Morley and Dorothea Olkowski, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999). “Lacan: The Poetic Unconscious,” in Disseminating Lacan (Albany: SUNY Press, 1996). “Les implications éthiques de la pensée de Heidegger,” (in Arabic) in Eis no.3 (2008-2009). “Les implications éthiques de la pensée de Heidegger,” Transversalités 99 (2006): 251-259. “Le corps inconscient dans la théorie de J.-D. Nasio” http://mondesfrancophones.com/espaces/philosophies/le-corps-inconscient-dans-la-theorie-de-j-d-nasio/ SELECTED AUTHORED FOREWORDS (INVITED) “To Inhabit a World,” an invited “Foreword” for Jean Luc-Nancy’s What’s These Worlds Coming To? Translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Mechain (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2014). ESSAYS FOR AL JAZEERA BALKANS (on-line) (INVITED) “Može li biti pravde na terenu u BiH?” Al Jazeera Balkans Website, December 9, 2014, http://balkans.aljazeera.net/vijesti/moze-li-biti-pravde-na-terenu-u-bih “Spomen-ploča Mladiću nastavak genocida,” Al Jazeera Balkans Website, August 20, 2014, http://balkans.aljazeera.net/vijesti/spomen-ploca-mladicu-nastavak-genocida LECTURES Professor Pettigrew lectures regularly at Universities and Conferences as an invited speaker, including: *International University Sarajevo; *Kista Folkhögskola, Stockholm; *Fontbonne University, Bosnia Memory Project, St. Louis; *Charles University, Prague; *Yale University Genocide Studies Program; *Séminaires Psychanalytiques de Paris; *Society for the Philosophy Study of Genocide and the Holocaust; *Association for the Philosophic Study of the Unconscious; *Université de Lille III; *Université Catholique de Lille; *International Conference: “Political and Military Relevance of the Defense of Sarajevo 1992-1995,” sponsored by The Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law at the University of Sarajevo and the Ministry for War Veterans, Canton Sarajevo Government. Selected lecture titles: “The Suppression of Cultural Memory and Identity in Bosnia: Prohibited Memorials and the Continuation of Genodide”; “Cinematic Witnessing of the Genocide in Bosnia 1992-1995: Toward A Poetics of Responsibility”; “The Role of Religion and Ethnonationalism in Genocide Denial: Engineering a Zone of Exclusion,” for the panel “Ethnonationalism and the Persistence of Genocide Denial in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Obstacles to ‘Existence’”; “L’interprétation de la douleur: du deuil au témoignage”; “The Geography of Genocide in Eastern Bosnia”; “Witnessing and Mourning in the Aftermath of Genocide in Bosnia: Encountering the Impossible”; “Genocide and International Intervention: The Problematic Legacy of the Dayton Peace Accords” DOCUMENTARY FILM AND SCREENINGS Professor Pettigrew is the co-creator of a documentary film, with his son Jonah, about the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The film is titled, “The Geography of Genocide in Bosnia: Redeeming the Earth,” (US, 2011, 50 mins). The film has been screened at Universities around the world and was an official selection of the Srebrenica International Film Festival in 2011. Screenings have been invited at a number of venues including: Yale University University of Richmond Marquette University Long Island University Cardozo School of Law University of Massachusetts University of North Texas Miseracordia University Trent University (Canada) Trinity University (Hartford, CT) Summer University Srebrenica, Potočari Memorial Center In addition the film was screened on March 1, 2012, at a conference titled: “Political and Military Relevance of the Defense of Sarajevo 1992-1995,” sponsored by the The Institute for Research of Crimes against Humanity and International Law at the University of Sarajevo and the Ministry for War Veterans, Canton Sarajevo Government. SUMMER UNIVERSITY SREBRENICA Professor Pettigrew has lectured at the Summer University Srebrenica from 2011 to 2015. The Summer University Srebrenica program “seeks to facilitate a high-level academic discussion and to enable significant research that focuses on Genocide, Transitional Justice, Human Rights, etc., while emphasizing the relevance of these themes for post-conflict societies. The program is expected to have a direct impact on economic and social development in Srebrenica.” http://sus.potocarimc.ba/sus_goals.php FIELD RESEARCH/ACTIVISM In his research, Professor Pettigrew has sought to bear witness to the truth of the genocide in Bosnia, to condemn genocide denial, and to support human rights and social justice. Professor Pettigrew has authored, co-authored, and signed numerous letters of concern and protest to international representative and leaders regarding issues of human rights and social justice in Bosnia, including genocide denial, voting rights in Srebrenica, the right of return, the right to hold genocide commemorations and install memorials, and the right to use the word “genocide”. Selected examples of activities: During 2014-2015, Professor Pettigrew wrote two articles for Al Jazeera Balkans regarding human rights issues: “Može li biti pravde na terenu u BiH?” Al Jazeera Balkans Website, December 9, 2014, http://balkans.aljazeera.net/vijesti/moze-li-biti-pravde-na-terenu-u-bih “Spomen-ploča Mladiću nastavak genocida,” Al Jazeera Balkans Website, August 20, 2014, http://balkans.aljazeera.net/vijesti/spomen-ploca-mladicu-nastavak-genocida In March 2014, Professor Pettigrew traveled to Višegrad to protest the removal of the word “genocide” from the memorial in Stražište cemetery. He released a statement regarding this action. In July 2013, Professor Pettigrew organized an international coalition to travel to Višegrad in an effort to protect the memorial in the Stražište cemetery from destruction. In October 2012, Professor Pettigrew served as a Credentialed International Observer for the Local Elections in Srebrenica. In July 2010, Professor Pettigrew accompanied the government exhumation team to Višegrad (MPI and ICMP) where he witnessed the discovery of the human remains of the victims in the Drina River. In July 2009, Professor Pettigrew was part of an initiative to re-inhabit a village in the Podrinje that was destroyed by the genocide and to participate in the unveiling of a memorial to the victims from the village.
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