Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: Room 2
Date: Monday, 19/July/2021
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 C1 2: Emerging Scholars World Café
Location: Room 2
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

Date: Tuesday, 20/July/2021
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 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 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


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

Date: Wednesday, 21/July/2021
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 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 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


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

Date: Thursday, 22/July/2021
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 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 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

Date: Friday, 23/July/2021
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 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