Katarina van Alebeek

Katarina van Alebeek

Katarina van Alebeek is a third-year undergraduate at Stanford University. She is pursuing a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Justice and Law. This past summer, van Alebeek conducted research on post-conflict societies in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and at the Post-Conflict Research Center. Her areas of focus are transitional justice, reconciliation, and intergroup relations. She hopes to follow her interests in post-conflict societies by working in international human rights law.

The Humanity of Perpetrators: Reflections on Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” (Part I)
How do we heal when the past is wrought with violence while the present offers perpetrators impunity and survivors little to nothing? Joshua Oppenheimer’s two films, "The Act of Killing" and "The Look of Silence", each offer some insight into helping answer not only this question but the many questions that linger after incidents of genocide.