Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
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