Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 19/July/2021
11:30am
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12:00pm
Reception
Location: lounge
12:00pm
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1:30pm
Session A1 1: Right Wing Extremism and Hate Speech in Social Media
Location: Room 1
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

The Nordic Resistance Movement in the Digital Age

Julia Hermine Charlotte Sahlstrom

Stockholm University, Sweden



Hate Speech in Myanmar: State Media and the Rohingya Genocide

Ronan Lee

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom



"We will eliminate you": The rise of hate speech against Hazaras on social media

Zabi Mazoori, Dallas Mazoori

Independent researcher



Remove Kebab: Bosnian Genocide Triumphalism and the Global Far-Right

Hikmet Karcic

Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Session A1 2: African Genocides
Location: Room 2
Chair: Christopher P Davey, Brigham Young University, United States of America
 

Social Media and Prosecution of Mass Atrocities: The Nigerian #EndSARS and #LekkiMassacre in Perspective

Harrison Adewale Idowu

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria



Under the Shadow of Violence: Slow Genocide of the Banyamulenge in Eastern DRC

Delphin Rukumbuzi Ntanyoma

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, The



Is Your Silence an Acquiescence? Genocide Is Underway and more Widespread Atrocities just around the Corner in DRC

Naupess Kibiswa

African Center for Peace, Democracy, and Human Rights (ACPD), Universites Catholiques du Congo (UCC) et de Bukavu (UCB) and ISTM-KIN; Congo, Democratic Republic of the



The politics of commemorating genocide in the digital age: France and the 25th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda

Narelle Fletcher

University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Australia

Session A1 3: Imagining Genocide: Representations of Victimhood in Religion, Comics, Film
Location: Room 3
Chair: Alana M. Vincent, University of Chester, United Kingdom
 

Imagining Genocide: Representations of Victimhood in Religion, Comics, Film

Chair(s): A. M. Vincent (University of Chester, United Kingdom)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Viewing Victimhood: Biblical Genocide in Cinema

Matt Page
Bible Films Blog

 

Representations of Trauma: Depictions of Post-Genocidal Reconciliation

Tereza Valny
University of Edinburgh

 

Representations of Reparation: Post-Genocide Victim Responsibility in Comic Books

A. M. Vincent
University of Chester

Session A1 4: Preventing Genocide
Location: Room 4
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

Can We Predict Genocide?

Deborah Mayersen

University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia



Atrocity Forecasting with Quantitative Models: Uses, accuracy and new forecasts

Sascha Nanlohy

University of Sydney, Australia



Beyond linear conceptions of genocide. Introducing the Genocide Hexagon

Timothy Williams

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany



Atrocity Prevention and UK Foreign Policy: Conceptual, Institutional, and Operational Challenges

Ben Willis

University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

1:30pm
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2:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
2:00pm
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3:00pm
Keynote Alice W. Nderitu: United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
3:00pm
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3:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
3:30pm
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5:00pm
Local Partner - ICIP & ACCD: 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia: how the diaspora builds peace and memory
Location: Plenary room
International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)
The session will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English
5:00pm
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5:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
5:30pm
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7:00pm
Session C1 1: Impact of COVID on the Field of Genocide
Location: Room 1
Chair: Sara Brown, Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education, United States of America
 

Challenges to Remembering, preventing and memorializing political genocide of Union Patriótica Party. Experiencias of Memory, justiciability and transitional justice under Covid reality.

Santiago Medina-Villarreal

Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia



Social Media and Pandemic Responses: Independent or Compounding Forces in Atrocity Risk and Resilience?

Nadia M Rubaii, Max Pensky

I-GMAP, Binghamton University, State University of New York, United States of America



Genocide, Covid-19, and Structural Violence

Adam Jason Jones

University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada



Introduction to Digital Technology Tools for Engagement in Remote Classroom Settings

Amy Fagin

Beyond Genocide Centre for Prevention, United States of America

Session C1 2: Emerging Scholars World Café
Location: Room 2
Session C1 3: Multimedia Coverage of Collective Reburials in post-Genocide and Mass-Violence Contexts
Location: Room 3
Chair: Clara Duterme, Aix-Marseille University, France
 

Multimedia Coverage of Collective Reburials in post-Genocide and Mass-Violence Contexts

Chair(s): Clara Duterme (Aix-Marseille University, France)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Reality check. The media coverages of Great Purges victim’s reburial in nowadays post-soviet Russia and their effect.

Elisabeth Anstett
CNRS

 

Visual recordings and media coverage of controversial collective burials of the Peruvian internal armed conflict.

Valérie Robin Azevedo
Université de Paris – URMIS

 

The “Memoria Virtual” in Guatemala. The use of images to build and to disseminate the memory of victims

Clara Duterme
Aix-Marseille University

 

The corporeality of the dead in the public arena: An analysis of two cases in the contexts of the Malvinas War victims in Argentina and the detained-disappeared in Chile.

Laura Marina Panizo
CONICET

 

Looking at the exhumation: ethical reflections on the image, privacy and about looking at the exhumations of Bojayá (Colombia)

Juan Pablo Aranguren
University of the Andes

Session C1 4: The Oxford Handbook on Atrocity Crimes
Location: Room 4
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

The Oxford Handbook on Atrocity Crimes

Chair(s): Hollie Nyseth Brehm (The Ohio State University)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Human Rights and Atrocities

Melanie O’Brien
University of Western Australia

 

Democracies, Dictatorial Regimes, and Atrocities

Maartje Weerdesteijn
VU Amsterdam

 

On the Margins: Role Shifting in Atrocity Crimes

Erin Jessee
University of Glasgow

 

Genocide Against the Êzidîs in Iraq: The Sinjār Massacre and its Aftermath

Kjell Anderson
University of Manitoba

 

Crimes against Humanity in Ethiopia (1935-2020)

Tadesse Simie Metekia
Jimma University, Ethiopia

7:00pm
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7:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
7:30pm
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9:00pm
Session D1 1: Digital Archives
Location: Room 1
Chair: Suren Manukyan, Armenian Genocide Museum&Institute, Armenia
 

Decolonizing the Genocide Database

Christopher P Davey

Brigham Young University, United States of America



“The Culture of Terror during the Guatemalan Genocide in Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo’s Digital Archives”

Vera Estrada Burrows

University of Texas at Austin, United States of America



Memory Beyond the Memorial

Stephanie Wolfe

Weber State University, United States of America



Digital Programming and the Small Holocaust Education Center: Examining Paths and Obstacles to Visitor Engagement

Laura B. Cohen

Kupferberg Holocaust Center, Queensborough Community College, United States of America

Session D1 2: Hatred and Genocide in the United States
Location: Room 2
Chair: Alexis Anne Poston, George Mason University, United States of America
 

It Can Happen Here: White Genocide and Lessons from Trump’s USA

Alexander Laban Hinton

Rutgers University, United States of America



Never Again, Again and Again: Repetition of Holocaust Education as Anti-Racism in the 21st Century

Willa Rae Witherow-Culpepper

Rutgers University Newark



Unsettling Narratives: Teaching About Genocide [in the United States (a Settler Colonial Nation-State)]

George D. Dalbo

University of Minnesota, United States of America



Genocide, Reproductive Violence, and Slavery in the United States of America

Elisa Gabriella von Joeden-Forgey

Keene State College, United States of America

Session D1 3: Hashtags and Accountability
Location: Room 3
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

#LANDBACK: A Paradox of Decolonization and Reparations

Kerri Malloy

San Jose State University



#Kifaya|#Enough Dangerous Speech for South Sudanese: Collaborative Strategies by Musicians in South Sudan

Susan Appe1, Nadia Rubaii2, Kerry Whigham2, Samse Sam3

1: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy University at Al, United States of America; 2: Binghamton University and the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention; 3: Talent Initiative for Development, South Sudan



Retreating international accountability for crimes of genocide: the case of South Sudan

Clemence Pinaud

Indiana University, United States of America



Hate crime in the digital age: Catalytic role of social media in Bangladesh

Tawheed Reza Noor

Binghamton University, United States of America

Session D1 4: Roundtable: New Books in Genocide and Perpetrator Studies
Location: Room 4
Chair: Timothy Williams, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
 

Roundtable: New Books in Genocide and Perpetrator Studies

Chair(s): Timothy Williams (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Roundtable: New Books in Genocide and Perpetrator Studies

Timothy Williams1, Omar McDoom2, Kjell Anderson3, Hollie Nyseth Brehm4
1Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany, 2London School of Economics, UK, 3University of Manitoba, Canada, 4Ohio State University


Date: Tuesday, 20/July/2021
10:30am
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11:00am
Reception
Location: lounge
11:00am
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12:30pm
Session A2 1: Denialism in the Digital Age
Location: Room 1
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

Exploring new approaches to the study of genocide denialism: Towards a criminological network analysis of genocide denial

Roland Moerland

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, Netherlands, The



Denying Genocides on Social Media; Considerations on avenues, impiedments, justifications, and politics. A case study of genocide denial against the genocide of the Tutsis of Rwanda on social media.

Freda, Kabami Kabatsi

Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya



Language and the Denial of Macedonian Ethnic Identity

Victor Bivell

Pollitecon Publications, Australia

Session A2 2: Asian Experiences
Location: Room 2
Chair: Simarjit Kaur, TARAN Peace building NGO, United Kingdom
 

Digital memory for a lasting peace: the “Khmer rouge history” app

Aude Brejon

Université Panthéon Assas, France



Genocide Recognition, Social Repair and Cultural Heritage in Cambodia

Rachel Killean1, Christoph Sperfeldt2

1: Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom; 2: University of Melbourne



“Identifying and Countering Holocaust Distortion. Lessons for Southeast Asia” – a case study of a digital exhibition

Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska1,2

1: 'Never Again' Association, Poland; 2: GSSR, Poland



Representing Khmer Rouge violence in the digital age

Caroline Bennett

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Session A2 3: Advantages and Risks of Digital Technologies
Location: Room 3
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

The use of geospatial technologies in Myanmar to document genocide

Elisenda Calvet Martinez

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain



Humanitarian technologies and ‘cyber-humanitarian interventions’

Rhiannon Neilsen

University of New South Wales, Australia



THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND RISKS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GENOCIDE AND MASS KILLINGS

Narek Poghosyan

Comparative genocide department of the Armenian Genocide Museum-institute, Armenia

Session A2 4: Preventing Genocide and Responsibility to Protect
Location: Room 4
Chair: Timothy Williams, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
 

Eve of Disruption: The risk of atrocities in oil dependent states in a post-oil world

Sascha Nanlohy

University of Sydney, Australia



‘’Ethiopia’s hidden war in the Tigray region’’: Taking genocide alert seriously

Gebrehiwot Hadush Abera

KU Leuven, Belgium



The Role of the International Court of Justice for the Responsibility to Protect

Martin Mennecke

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark



Mass Atrocities in Myanmar, the Atrocity Gap and the Responsibility to Protect in a Digital Age

Camilla Buzzi

Østfold University College, Norway

 
12:30pm
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1:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
1:00pm
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2:30pm
Panel on Projections of War: Cinematic Representations of Bangladesh’s Independence
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Catherine Masud (University of Connecticut)
2:30pm
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2:45pm
Short break
Location: lounge
2:45pm
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4:00pm
Emerging Scholars Panel
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Timothy Williams, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
3:45pm
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4:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
4:15pm
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5:15pm
Keynote Alexa Koenig: Gender, Genocide and the Probative Power of Digital Information
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
5:15pm
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5:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
5:30pm
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7:00pm
Session C2 1: Changing Ideologies and Identities in Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Location: Room 1
Chair: Erin Jessee, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
 

Changing Ideologies and Identities in Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Chair(s): Erin Jessee (University of Glasgow)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

‘Ideology from nature’: exploring the role of biological images in the convergence of genocidal ideologies

Leah Owen
University of Oxford

 

Post-conflict resonance of identity claims: The case of Aceh, Indonesia

Lesley Daniels
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

 

Ideological and Identity Change in Theories of Genocide

Timothy Williams1, Jonathan Leader Maynard2
1Bundeswehr University Munich, 2King's College London

 

‘The Devil Makes Work:’ The Use of Conceptual Language of Evil in Genocide Analysis

Willa Rae Witherow-Culpepper
Rutgers University Newark

Session C2 2: Fieldwork Challenges of Genocide Studies Research: Cambodia, Rwanda and Rohingya Case Studies
Location: Room 2
Chair: Stephanie Wolfe, Weber State University, United States of America
 

Fieldwork Challenges of Genocide Studies Research: Cambodia, Rwanda and Rohingya Case Studies

Chair(s): Stephanie Wolfe (Weber State)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Practice, Positionality and Partnership: Reflections on Fieldwork in Cambodia

Rachel Killean
School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

 

The Practicalities of Building a Flashlight: Fieldwork in Rwanda

Sara E. Brown
Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange)

 

Researching an Ongoing Genocide: Interviewing Rohingya Refugees

Melanie O'Brien
School of Law, University of Western Australia

Session C2 3: Genocide Denial and Its Consequences
Location: Room 3
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

Genocide Denial and Its Consequences

Chair(s): Armen T. Marsoobian (International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

A Regime of Epistemic Injustice: Turkey’s Three Pillars of Genocide Denialism

Imge Oranli
Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Program, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts,Arizona State University

 

Genocide Denialism, Collective Misremembrance and Hermeneutical Oppression

Melanie Altanian
School of Philosophy, University College Dublin

 

Genocide Denial and Its Consequences for Victims and Perpetrators

Armen T. Marsoobian
Philosophy Department, Southern Connecticut State University

Session C2 4: The Future of Ethical and Inclusive Research Practices
Location: Room 4
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University, United States of America
 

The Future of Ethical and Inclusive Research Practices

Chair(s): Emily Sample (George Mason University, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Pandemic Methodology: New directions in Research Collaboration

Emily Sample1, Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku2
1Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program, George Mason University, United States of America, 2Regional Associations for Community Initiatives-Uganda

 

Taking a Feminist and Decolonized Ethnographic Approach to Research in Indonesia

Shelly Clay-Robison
George Mason University

 

Are We Listening? Preventing Future Genocides by Listening to Victims of the Past and Present

Kristina Hook
Better Evidence Project, George Mason University

 
7:00pm
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7:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
7:30pm
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9:00pm
Session D2 1: Intent in the Genocide Convention
Location: Room 1
Chair: Gregory Howard Stanton, Genocide Watch, United States of America
 

Intent in the Genocide Convention

Chair(s): Gregory Howard Stanton (Genocide Watch, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Schabas’s Singular Intent Theory – An Impossible Threshold of Genocidal Intent

Julia Sierra
Genocide Watch

 

"Ethnic cleansing" is a term for genocide denial.

Jennifer Kirby-McLemore
Genocide Watch

 

Distinguishing Myanmar’s genocide of the Rohingya from Croatia v Serbia

Giada Corsoni
Genocide Watch

 

Re-thinking State Intent

Vian Saggo
Genocide Watch

Session D2 2: Signals of Genocide
Location: Room 2
Chair: Carse Ramos, Rhode Island College, United States of America
 

Guide on Responding to Genocide

Murad Ismael, Alexia Anne-Charlotte Rauen

Sinjar Academy, United States of America



Where Does the River Start?: Structural Genocide Prevention and Local Conflict ‘Triggers’

Emily Sample

George Mason University, United States of America



THE ROLE OF MEDIA TECHNOLOGY IN GENOCIDE DENIAL: WHAT A DIFFERENCE 22 YEARS MAKES

Christi Ann Yoder

Center for Genocide Research and Education, United States of America



Internet Shutdowns: A Growing Mass Atrocity Risk

Rob Scharf

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, United States of America

Session D2 3: Testimony of Genocide
Location: Room 3
Chair: Tawheed Reza Noor, Binghamton University, United States of America
 

The Continuation of Trauma through Transcribing: Generational Survivors and the Inability for a 'Post-Holocaust'

Sarah E Snyder

University of Texas at Dallas, United States of America



Teaching with Audio-Visual Testimonies of Survivors and Witness to Genocide

Kori Street

USC Shoah Foundation, United States of America



Survivor Memoirs – A Multi-faceted Source, A Less-employed Field of Inquiry for Genocide Studies

Rubina Peroomian

UCLA, United States of America



Perpetrators of sexual violence during the Bosnian Genocide and the Holocaust

Sandra Grudić

Clark University, United States of America

Session D2 4: Accountability and Deniability
Location: Room 4
Chair: Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, 'Never Again' Association, Poland
 

Faking Facts: The Case of FactCheckArmenia.com

Sarah Afaf Samwel

Carleton University, Canada



Genocide Knowledge and Epistemic Circle

Joachim J. Savelsberg

University of Minnesota, United States of America



DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION OF PERPETRATORS: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF AVOIDING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GENOCIDE

Daniel Rothenberg

Arizona State University, United States of America



Victimizers in documentary cinema. A possible taxonomy

Lior Zylberman

CONICET/CEG-UNTREF, Argentine Republic

Session D2 5: Indigenous Peoples' Caucus 1
Location: Room 5
Chair: Kerri Malloy, San José State University, United States of America

Date: Wednesday, 21/July/2021
11:30am
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12:00pm
Reception
Location: lounge
12:00pm
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1:30pm
Session A3 1: European Genocides
Location: Room 1
Chair: Caroline Bennett, Victoria University of Wellington, United Kingdom
 

Communism, Genocide and Mass Killing: Overturning the Existing Consensus

Jonathan Leader Maynard

King's College London, United Kingdom



Digitally mapping the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus

Theodosios Kyriakidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Military Traditions and Leadership Styles in the SS-Einsatzgruppen

Maayan Armelin

Clark University



The Group Targeted by Soviet Genocide in Lithuania: The Legal Perspective

Dovilė Sagatienė

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Session A3 2: Memory in the Digital Age
Location: Room 2
Chair: Melanie Altanian, University College Dublin, Switzerland
 

The Elephant in the Memory Room: Perpetrator's Sites in Comparative Perspective

Antonio Míguez Macho

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain



Atoning for Violent Pasts: Assessing the Promise of Political Apologies

kasturi chatterjee

FLAME University, India



Temples of Memory: What's in the name?

Rafiki Ubaldo

Temples of Memory, Sweden



Ius post bellum and transitional justice: a theoretical framework of memory policies.

Aitor Diaz, Raül Digón

UB, Spain

Session A3 3: Women's Caucus 1
Location: Room 3
Session A3 4: The Hunt for the Missing: Enforced Disappearances in Punjab by the Indian State
Location: Room 4
Chair: Timothy Williams, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
 

The Hunt for the Missing- Enforced Disappearances in Punjab by the Indian State. The struggle for Justice for thousands of Sikhs murdered in a region of Impunity thirty years on.

Simran Kaur1, Paramjeet Singh1, Dalsher Singh1, Baljinder Singh2, Jagjit Singh2

1: TARAN Peace building NGO, United Kingdom; 2: Punjab Disappearances Advocacy Group (PDAP)

1:30pm
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2:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
2:00pm
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3:00pm
Keynote Emilio Silva: Spain: between exporting justice and importing impunity. Grandchildren fighting against oblivion
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
3:00pm
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3:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
3:30pm
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5:00pm
Local Partner - ACCD: New Technologies and the Search for Missing Persons: Processes and Experiences
Location: Plenary room
Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)
This session will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English
5:00pm
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5:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
5:30pm
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7:00pm
Session C3 1: Algorithms and Social Media
Location: Room 1
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University, United States of America
 

Online hate, offline violence

Matias Sakkal

Auschwitz institute for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities



“A Neutral Platform for ‘Free Speech:’ The Role of Social Media in the United States’ Continued Perpetration of Mass Atrocities against Marginalized Groups

Alexis Anne Poston

George Mason University, United States of America



Media Representation of Suicide Bombers

Christina Teresa McCormick

George Mason University, United States of America



Can Mathematical Models Predict Genocide?

Jack Nusan Porter

The Davis Center, Harvard University

Session C3 2: Repetition of Hatred and Violence
Location: Room 2
Chair: Khushboo Chauhan, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
 

The Failure to Repair and Repetition of Violence

Henry Theriault

Worcester State University, USA



Health & Social Consequences for Victims of Genocidal Rape

Karan Varshney1,2, Prerana Ghosh1

1: Deakin University, School of Medicine; 2: Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health



Reassessing Genocide Education in Light of the International Rise of Hate Today

Sara Kristine Cohan

The Genocide Education Project, United States of America



Visualizing Perpetrators in the 21st Century

Sabah Carrim1, Lukas Meissel2

1: Texas State University, United States of America; 2: University of Haifa/Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

Session C3 3: Confronting Rohingya Genocide with New Technology
Location: Room 3
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

Confronting Rohingya Genocide with New Technology

Chair(s): Mofidul Hoque (Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Art and Genocide: Creating Digital Platform

Mofidul Hoque
Liberation War Museum

 

Educating Rohingya Children: Use of Digital Technology

Prethee Majbahin
Liberation War Museum

 

Quilt of Memory and Hope: Digital Exhibition of AJAR and LWM

Pia Conradsen1, Nasrin Akter2
1AJAR, 2Liberation War Museum

 

Digital Technology in Documenting Mass Atrocity Crimes: A Project to Implement

Sharjin Jahan, Kazi Taposhe Rabeya
Liberation War Museum

Session C3 4: Genocide Memorialization in the Digital Era
Location: Room 4
Chair: David Simon, Yale University, United States of America
 

Genocide Memorialization in the Digital Era

Chair(s): David Simon (Yale University, United States of America), Eve Zucker (Yale University, United States)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Wikipedia as a Site of Virtual Memorialization

David Simon
Yale University, USA

 

Collaborative memory production through digital media: Cases from the Holocaust

Eve Zucker
Yale University, USA

 

'January 7' on Cambodian Political Elites' Social Media Accounts

Daniel Bultmann
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

 

#TogetherAsOne: Commemorating Historical Traumas during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Victoria Walden
University of Sussex, UK

 

Commemoration in a time of Restriction: Rwanda’s Memorialization Process During a Global Pandemic

Jean-Damascène Gasanabo
National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide, Rwanda

7:00pm
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7:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
7:30pm
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9:00pm
session D3 1: Movement Stemming from Genocide
Location: Room 1
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

Episodes of Genocide: The Gatumba Lens

Christopher P Davey

Brigham Young University, United States of America



The Principle of Non-Refoulement in Atrocity Prevention

Susan Braden

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, United States of America



A Theory of Displacement Atrocity Crimes: New Frontiers in Mid-Range Theory

Andrew R. Basso

Western University, Canada



Can Children Speak? New Perspectives on Forced Displacement and Survival during the Armenian Genocide

Asya Darbinyan

Clark University, United States of America

Session D3 2: Justice, Truth, and Memory (Spanish Session)
Location: Room 2
Chair: Noemi Morell, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

¿Que entienden los tribunales argentinos por genocidio? Un análisis de las sentencias judiciales

Malena Silveyra

Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero/ Observatorio de Crímenes de Estado- FSOC, Universidad de Buenos Aires



Genocidio: memoria y olvido

NATALIA BARBERO

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic



Reconfiguraciones en torno a la Verdad, la Memoria y la Justicia durante el gobierno de Cambiemos en Argentina (2015-2019). Un análisis de la prensa escrita

Natalia Paola Crocco

CONICET- Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio-UNTREF, Argentine Republic

Session D3 3: Fifty Years of Bangladesh Genocide and Aftermaths
Location: Room 3
Chair: Adam Jason Jones, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
 

Fifty years of Bangladesh genocide and aftermaths

Chair(s): Adam Jones (University of British Columbia)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Intergenerational Memory of Genocide in Digital Age: The Case of Bangladesh

Shahriar Islam
Binghamton University

 

Factors and perceptions of 1971 genocide among Bengali young people: An ethnographic study

Md Asaduzzaman
Arizona State University

 

Justice for the Victims of 1971Genocide: Achievements, Challenges and the Future

Emraan Azad
University of Cambridge

 

Bangladesh genocide: Recognition at home and abroad

Tawheed Reza Noor
Binghamton University

Session D3 4: Transmedia Engagements with the Armenian Genocide and Its Legacies
Location: Room 4
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

Transmedia Engagements with the Armenian Genocide and Its Legacies

Chair(s): Armen Marsoobian (International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America), Adam Muller (University of Manitoba)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Erasing History: Cultural Genocide, Digital Witnessing, and International Law: The Armenian Cemetery in Djulfa, Nakhichevan

Peter Balakian
Colgate University

 

The Power of Personal Archives in Witnessing, Teaching, and Visual Storytelling: The Armenian Memory Project

Armen T. Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University

 

Recovering the Khachkars of Djulfa: Challenging Genocide Denial in Azerbaijan

Adam Muller
University of Manitoba


Date: Thursday, 22/July/2021
11:00am
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11:30am
Reception
Location: lounge
11:30am
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1:00pm
Session A4 1: Armenian Genocide and Beyond
Location: Room 1
Chair: Marc Sherman, Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem, Israel
 

Armenian Resistance to the Hamidian Massacres

Deborah Mayersen

University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia



Armenian genocide scholarship in the digital era

Suren Manukyan

Armenian Genocide Museum&Institute, Armenia



TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW ISRAEL RELATES TO THE GENOCIDES OF OTHER PEOPLES

ISRAEL W. CHARNY

INSTITUTE ON THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE JERUSALEM, Israel



Memory, Trauma and Cooperation: An analysis of genocide recognition efforts among Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in Australia

Themistocles Kritikakos

University of Melbourne, Australia

Session A4 2: Political Implications and Strategies
Location: Room 2
Chair: Paramjeet Singh Gazzi, Director of Outjusticed; Editor Sikh Siyasat; Advocate, India
 

Britain’s ‘Unfinest Hour’? From Sarajevo to Srebrenica: The British reaction to the unfolding crises

Lorna Waddington

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



When is genocide ‘successful’ for governments implementing mass violence as a political strategy?

Timothy Williams

Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany



Cultural Genocide

Anthonie Holslag Holslag

Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands, The



The Media, Power Politics, and the Dilemma of Civilian Protection in the Post Libyan Responsibility to Protect Intervention

Nicholas Idris Erameh, Victor Ojakurotu

Academia, Nigeria

Session A4 3: Legal Issues
Location: Room 3
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

How Far Can the Law Reflect the Contingent Nature of Genocide?

Onur Uraz

Hacettepe University, Turkey



The Impact of the ECtHR’s Case-law on the Crime of Genocide: Towards a New Jurisprudence in International Law?

Gustavo Minervini

University of Naples Federico II, Italy



‘Back to basics’: Genocide by destroying the group identity The case of indigenous people and the ICHR jurisprudence

Claudia Jiménez

UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA, Spain



How to Win a Case of Genocide: Analyzing the Triple Strategy of the Advocates of the Rohingya Minority in Myanmar

Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen

Ariel University, Israel

Session A4 4: Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part I)
Location: Room 4
Chair: Zahira Aragüete-Toribio, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 

Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part I)

Chair(s): Zahira Aragüete-Toribio (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice

Sévane Garibian
University of Geneva and University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

 

What Truth for what Right? Philosophical Perspectives on the Quest for Truth in the Aftermath of Mass Crimes

Julie Saada
Science Po, France

 

The Right to Truth: Content and Expression

Melanie Klinkner, Howard Davis
Bournemouth University, UK

 

About Dissimulation, Erasure and Silence: Social Anthropologists Facing the Missing Traces in Post-Mass Violence Context

Elisabeth Anstett
CNRS / ADES, France

 
1:00pm
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1:15pm
Break
Location: lounge
1:15pm
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2:15pm
Keynote Tim Cole: Digital Mapping the Holocaust and its Aftermath
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
2:15pm
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2:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
2:30pm
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3:30pm
IAGS Founders panel
Location: Plenary room
3:30pm
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4:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
4:00pm
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5:00pm
Local partner - EUROM: Current Debates And Challenges On Genocide Education: A Triangular View
Location: Plenary room
Chair: David González, European Observatory on Memories, Spain
5:00pm
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5:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
5:30pm
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7:00pm
Session C4 1: Approaches to Education and Memorialization
Location: Room 1
Chair: Sara Brown, Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education, United States of America
 

Frontiers of Memorialization: The Memeification of Atrocity Events

Elizabeth Topolosky

Topolosky Law Offices, United States of America



Memorial Museums in Guatemala: The Role of Social Media and ‘Never Again’

JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz1, Martha Galvan Mandujano2

1: Texas A&M University at Galveston, United States of America; 2: California Polytechnic State University



Preventing the Normalization of Genocide: Lessons from the Cinematic Genre of Science Fiction

Daniel Conway

Texas A&M University, United States of America



Broadening the Bounds of Sacred Space: Peripheral Commemoration and the Case of Contemporary Rwanda

Brooke Chambers

University of Minnesota, United States of America

Session C4 2: Preventing Genocide and Promoting Peace in Iraq through Grassroots Outreach and New Technologies
Location: Room 2
Chair: Elisa Gabriella von Joeden-Forgey, Keene State College, United States of America
 

Preventing Genocide and Promoting Peace in Iraq through Grassroots Outreach and New Technologies

Chair(s): Elisa Gabriella von Joeden-Forgey (Keene State College, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

International Solidarity and Genocide Prevention: Silenced Histories & New Frameworks for Action

Elisa von Joeden-Forgey
Keene State College

 

Collective Approaches to Accountability and Justice: The Case of Iraq

Irene Victoria Massimino
National University of La Plata

 

Born of ISIS Genocide: Risk of Statelessness and Stigmatised Nationality Acquisition for Children of Yezidi Survivors

Thomas McGee
University of Melbourne

Session C4 3: Representation in Genocide
Location: Room 3
Chair: Sabah Carrim, Texas State University, United States of America
 

Decolonial Reparations: A Case for the Armenian Genocide

Lori Pirinjian

University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America



Queer Resistance to Mass Atrocity in the Digital Age

Stephen Louis Capobianco

State University of New York at Binghamton, United States of America



Halidé Edip, a Controversial Figure of Turkish Feminism and her Vision of Armenian Orphans in the Post-genocide Stage

Nélida Elena Boulgourdjian

University of Tres de Febrero, Argentine Republic



HOW GENOCIDE AFFECTS ON DEGA PEOPLE ?

y Bhim nie

Dega people activist & Independent Scholar, United States of America

Session C4 4: Approaching Acts and Laws
Location: Room 4
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
 

Confronting Structural Violence: Employing Atrocity Prevention Frameworks in Law School Classrooms

Carse Ramos

Rhode Island College, United States of America



Truth Commissions and Their Contributions to Atrocity Prevention

Kerry Edward Whigham

Binghamton University, United States of America



Legalization of jus cogens norms in sub Saharan Africa

Stacey Mitchell

Georgia State University, United States of America



The Impact of Atrocity Prevention Legislation: Taking Stock of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act and the Global Fragility Act

Jack Mayerhofer

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Session C4 5: Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part II)
Location: Room 5
Chair: Marion VIRONDA DUBRAY, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 

Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part II)

Chair(s): Sévane Garibian (University of Geneva and University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Truth, Justice and Impunity in Post-Franco Spain

Zahira Aragüete-Toribio
University of Geneva, Switzerland

 

Performing Truth? Examining Transitional Justice Practice in West Africa

Kelebogile Zvobgo
1College of William & Mary, USA

 

Diaspora Mobilization for the Right to Truth in Contexts of Ongoing Political Violence and Forced Displacement: The Case Study of Syria

Julie Bernath
Swisspeace and University of Basel, Switzerland

7:00pm
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7:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
7:30pm
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9:00pm
Session D4 1: The Democracy-Genocide Relationship: New Considerations
Location: Room 1
Chair: Sara Kristine Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, United States of America
 

The Democracy-Genocide Relationship: New Considerations

Chair(s): Sabah Carrim (Texas State University San Marcos, USA), Adam Muller (University of Manitoba, Canada), Sara Cohan (The Genocide Education Project, USA)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Rise of United States Hate Groups in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Sara Cohan
The Genocide Education Project, USA

 

The New Right Wing Nativism, Trump, and the Assault on American Democracy

Peter Balakian
Colgate University, USA

 

"An uncomfortable day for Canada”: Genocidal Violence, Democracy, and the Work of Repair

Adam Muller
University of Manitoba, Canada

 

From Democracy as Anti-Genocide to Democratic Genocide: Rethinking Genocide Prevention and Repair

Henry Theriault
Worcester State University, USA

Session D4 2: Interpretations of the 10 Stages of Genocide Model
Location: Room 2
Chair: Gregory Howard Stanton, Genocide Watch, United States of America
 

Interpretations of the 10 Stages of Genocide model

Chair(s): Gregory Howard Stanton (Genocide Watch, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

“One would think Satan has invaded the place”: Toxifying Language and the Genocidal Process in Rwanda

Holly Scala
Genocide Watch

 

Recognizing Indirect Methods of Symbolization in Political Discourse & Identity Construction as a Precursor to Genocide

Thomas Shacklock
Genocide Watch

 

The 10 Stage Model Viewed as Gauging Genocidal Opportunity: Using Routine Activity Theory within Macro Level Risk Analysis

Eli J. Szydio
Genocide Watch

 

War in a Digital Age: Can Social Media Language Proliferate and Harbor Genocidal Intent? A Case Study of the Invasion of Nagorno Karabakh/Artsakh in 2020

Sehnaz Guven
Genocide Watch

Session D4 3: Complexities of Perpetrators and Victimhood
Location: Room 3
Chair: Khushboo Chauhan, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
 

Can We Identify with a Perpetrator?: Reading Deogratias

Kaitlyn Jeanette Newman

Georgia College and State University, United States of America



The Child Soldier as a Signifier: Afro-Pessimism in Select African Child Soldier Works

Ademola Oladipupo Adesola

University of Manitoba, Canada



Social Processes on Trial

Carse Ramos

Rhode Island College, United States of America



“Do Actual Communists Have Human Rights?”: Using art to address a half century of genocidal propaganda and policies in Indonesia

Elizabeth F. Drexler

Michigan State University, United States of America

Session D4 4: Indigenous Genocide
Location: Room 4
Chair: Suren Manukyan, Armenian Genocide Museum&Institute, Armenia
 

Water’s Children: Symbiogenetic Destruction through Canadian Residential Schools and the Fate of Lake Winnipeg

Andrew Woolford1, Wanda June2

1: University of Manitoba, Canada; 2: University of Manitoba, Canada



Paratext in National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Archives

Michael James Campbell

University of Manitoba, Canada



Digitization and Records of Settler Colonial Genocide: The Role of Access, Privacy and Data Sovereignty

Tricia Logan

University of British Columbia, Canada



Gendered Ecologies in the Cambodian Genocide: An Ecofeminist Framework of Symbiogenetic Destruction

Wanda Nyx June

University of Manitoba, Canada

 

Date: Friday, 23/July/2021
11:30am
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12:00pm
Reception
Location: lounge
12:00pm
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1:30pm
Session A5 1: Gendered Approaches to Genocide
Location: Room 1
Chair: Caroline Bennett, Victoria University of Wellington, United Kingdom
 

The fight for justice of indigenous women in the aftermath of the Guatemalan genocide: How digital sources provide them information, evidence and consolation

Mariana Lara Palacios

Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium



Sexual Crimes and Genocide in the Digital Age with Special Attention to Southeast Asia

Erika Miyamoto

University of Barcelona, Spain



(Re-) Gendering genocide: Sexual violence against men in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Anna Gopsill

School of Advanced Study, University of London, Norway

Session A5 2: Approaching Holocaust in the Digital Age
Location: Room 2
Chair: Marc Sherman, Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem, Israel
 

Dark Tourism, Social Media & Holocaust: Remembrance or Disrespect?

Khushboo Chauhan

Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India



The obvious, in non obvious vantage point. Drone imagery for better interpretation and education of Trebinka, Sobibór and Bełzec.

Tomasz Cebulski

Tomasz Cebulski, Poland, Jagiellonian University Cracow



Revisiting Holocaust in the Age of Digital OTT Platform: The representations of atrocities and perpetrators in cinemas made available in Netflix

Md Nazmul Arefin

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, People's Republic of



Digital Media in Genocide Education – A Multiperspective Study on the Effects of 3D Interactive Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors

Anja Ballis

LMU Munich, Germany

Session A5 3: Rohingya Genocide
Location: Room 3
Chair: Ronan Lee, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
 

Where Will I Go? The Rohingya Dilemma

Md Khalid Rahman

American International University-Bangladesh, Bangladesh, People's Republic of



Digitizing Responses to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in the Post-Pandemic Era

Mohammad Pizuar Hossain

East West University, Bangladesh & Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh.



Legitimizing Genocide in Myanmar: The Road to Impunity

Cecilia Ducci

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy

Session A5 4: Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part III)
Location: Room 4
Chair: Zahira Aragüete-Toribio, University of Geneva, Switzerland
 

Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights: Mass Crimes Impunity and Transitional Justice (Part III)

Chair(s): Elisabeth Anstett (CNRS / ADES, France)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

What’s in a Name? (Re)setting the Scene of Impunity for Mass Crimes

Marion Vironda-Dubray
University of Geneva, Switzerland

 

Rethinking the Iconography of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC): An analysis of the TRC’s influence in shaping truth-seeking policy and practice in Africa today

Tafadzwa Christmas
University of Geneva/Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland

 

In Search of Lost Truth and Justice in Asia: Two Decades of Peoples’ Tribunals in Contexts of Impunity for Mass Crimes

Camille Montavon
University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

1:30pm
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2:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
2:00pm
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3:00pm
Business Meeting
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America
3:00pm
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3:30pm
Break
Location: lounge
3:30pm
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4:30pm
Local partner - ARARAT: Speaker: Garo Paylan
Location: Plenary room
4:30pm
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5:00pm
Break
Location: lounge
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Session C5 1: The Role of Mass Media
Location: Room 1
Chair: Kerri Malloy, San José State University, United States of America
 

The Role of Radio RTLM in the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

Hollie Nyseth Brehm

The Ohio State University, United States of America



Social Media and Far Right Rhetoric: A Case Study of the Insurrection at the US Capitol

Christina Teresa McCormick, William Glymph Jennette

George Mason University, United States of America



Genocide and the media: A comparative study of the experiences in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Irene Victoria Massimino

Universidad Nacional de José C. Paz, Argentine Republic

Session C5 2: Hiding Information on Genocide and Atrocities
Location: Room 2
Chair: Manana Vahana Hakobyan, DataPoint Armenia, United States of America
 

Data Science in Relation to Genocidal Analysis and Prevention

Manana Hakobyan, Taline Mardirossian, Sofi Sargsyan, Armen Hovannisian

DataPoint Armenia, United States of America



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Igor Ripak

individual, Austria

Session C5 3: Workshop: Bigotry, Hate, and Genocide: Global, Regional, and Local Challenges
Location: Room 3
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America