Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: Room 1
Date: Monday, 19/July/2021
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

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

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


Date: Tuesday, 20/July/2021
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

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

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


Date: Wednesday, 21/July/2021
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

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

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


Date: Thursday, 22/July/2021
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

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

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


Date: Friday, 23/July/2021
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

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