About Us

Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific is a research and policy program located within the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the George Washington University in Washington D.C.  The project was created in the fall of 2003 with funds acquired through a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) grant.  At present the project consists primarily of a database of information located in this website.  Beyond the website, a graduate level course entitled "Japan's Empire and Its Legacies" is offered at the George Washington University.  In the near future, the project will expand its focus toward scholarly workshops, commissioning essays, the creation of a Handbook of Historical Reconciliation in East Asia, and symposiums that deal with issues pertaining to progress and remaining historical issues.