Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Location: Room 4
Date: Monday, 19/July/2021
12:00pm
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1:30pm
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

5:30pm
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7:00pm
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

7:30pm
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9:00pm
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
11:00am
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12:30pm
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

5:30pm
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7:00pm
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

7:30pm
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9:00pm
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


Date: Wednesday, 21/July/2021
12:00pm
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1:30pm
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)

5:30pm
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7:00pm
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

7:30pm
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9:00pm
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
11:30am
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1:00pm
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

5:30pm
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7:00pm
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

7:30pm
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9:00pm
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
12:00pm
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1:30pm
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