Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 19/July/2021
Location: lounge
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

Location: lounge
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
Location: lounge
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
Location: lounge
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


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


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

Location: lounge
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