DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > Feb. 28 conversation will address the unhealed scars of WWII

Feb. 28 conversation will address the unhealed scars of WWII

J.D. Bindenagel talks with another man
J.D. Bindenagel, left, served as DePaul’s vice president for community, government and international affairs from 2005 to 2013. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Former DePaul official and U.S. ambassador J.D. Bindenagel will join with DePaul history professor Gene Beiriger on Tuesday evening for a conversation about the ongoing work of restitution more than 75 years after the end of World War II.

Bindenagel is a career diplomat who joined DePaul after his government service concluded, working from 2005 to 2013 as vice president of community, government and international affairs. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies.

Bindenagel and Beiriger will examine the phenomenon of concerted efforts to destroy the memory and identity of peoples and nations — such as we are witnessing currently as Russia attacks Ukrainian cultural sites.

This event will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 505 of the Levan Center, and it will be broadcast on Zoom. It is sponsored by the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, the Honors Program and the Departments of the History of Art and Architecture; Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies; Political Science; International Studies; and History.

Scott Butterworth is an editor of Newsline.