Carol Gluck, the George Sansom Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, delivered a public lecture on November 3, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis titled “What the World Owes the Comfort Women.”
“The practices and norms of public memory have changed in the seventy years since the end of World War II creating what I call a ‘global memory culture,'” Professor Gluck explained about the lecture. “Changes in the law, the role of witnesses, the realm of rights, the politics of apology, and concepts of responsibility have transformed our understanding of doing justice to the past. And in each instance the former comfort women have played a role in that transformation, helping to change attitudes toward sexual violence and women’s rights — helping, in short, to change the world.”
Learn more about Professor Gluck’s lecture here.