Archives and Records in Justice and Human Rights

February 27, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Catholic University, Pryzbyla Center
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington DC, DC 20064
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The Role of Archives and Records in Justice and Human Rights

FREE EVENT!

Presented by Former Acting Archivist of the United States Trudy Huskamp Peterson, CA

Co-sponsored by Catholic University and the Metropolitan Maryland Chapter of ARMA

Since retiring from her 24 years with the National Archives and Records Administration, former Acting Archivist of the United States Trudy Huskamp Peterson has provided consulting services and volunteer time to governments, agencies, and non-governmental organizations around the world. There is a common theme to most of her activities, which is the role that archives and records play in realizing justice and human rights. In this presentation she will share her perspective and insights from her work with the Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Council on Archives’ Human Rights Working Group, multiple truth commissions, and police records.

Speaker: Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Born in Iowa, United States of America, Trudy Huskamp Peterson is an archival consultant and certified archivist. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa.  She spent twenty-four years with the U.S. National Archives, including more than two years as Acting Archivist of the United States.  After retiring from the U.S. government, she was the founding Executive Director of the Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary, and then the director of Archives and Records Management for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  She is a past president of the International Conference of the Round Table on Archives (1993-1995) and the Society of American Archivists (1990-1991) and is currently the chair of the International Council on Archives’ Human Rights Working Group and chaired the ICA working group on a standard for access to archives.  She consulted with the truth commissions in South Africa and Honduras, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Nuclear Claims Tribunal of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and worked for over three years with the police archives in Guatemala, training the staff in archival processes.  Among her many publications are Final Acts:  A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions, a study of the records of twenty truth commissions, Temporary Courts, Permanent Records, a study of the records of five temporary international criminal courts, and “Securing Police Archives,” containing advice on managing records of police forces from former repressive regimes. Trudy is the 2018 recipient of the Emmett Leahy Award, which is recognizes an individual whose contributions and outstanding accomplishments have a major impact on the records and information management profession.

Time:

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Food and networking, followed by the presentation)

Location:                         Catholic University, Pryzbyla "The Pryz" Center, Great Room C

                                        620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

Transportation:             Complementary parking (5:15-6:30 entry-7:30-8:45 exit) in Law School Garage,

3600 John McCormack Dr NE, Washington, D.C.

                                        Brookland-CUA Metro stop – Red Line (short walk)

 

 

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