Conference Agenda

Overview and details of the sessions of this conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available).

Please note that all times are shown in the time zone of the conference. The current conference time is: 27th Feb 2024, 09:28:01pm CET

 
 
Session Overview
Date: Monday, 10/July/2023
10:30am
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12:00pm
Registration
Location: Historical Building of the University of Barcelona - Hall
12:00pm
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1:30pm
Opening Keynote: Alice W. Nderitu: Hate Speech and Atrocity Crimes
Location: Historical Building of the University of Barcelona - Paranimf
1:30pm
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2:30pm
Reception
Location: Historical Building of the University of Barcelona - Hall
2:30pm
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3:30pm
Registration
Location: School of Law - Hall (New Building)
3:30pm
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4:50pm
Session A1.1: Environmental Intersections: Genocide in the Anthropocene
Location: Room D201
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University; Fund for Peace, United States of America
 

Environmental Intersections: Genocide in the Anthropocene

Chair(s): Emily Sample (George Mason University; Fund for Peace)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

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Rachel Killean
University of Sydney School of Law

 

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Stavros Pantazopoulos
University of Helsinki; Asser Institute

 

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Regina Paulose
Independent Attorney

Session A1.2: Genocide Education
Location: Room D202
Chair: Kate English, Educators' Institute for Human Rights (EIHR), United States of America
 

Unsettling Narratives: Teaching and Learning About Genocide in a Settler Space

George D. Dalbo

University of Minnesota, United States of America



Educating Youth about the Rwandan Genocide

Jillian Paige LaBranche

University of Minnesota, United States of America

Session A1.3: Cultural Genocide
Location: Room D203
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America
 

The Cultural Appropriation Policy of Azerbaijan after the Second Artsakh War. Case of Dadivank Monastery

Hayastan Martirosyan

Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Armenia



Scared of Sacredness: Genocidal Heritage Crime as Conflict Resolution in the Authoritarian States of Azerbaijan and China

Simon Maghakyan

Cranfield University, UK



The Uyghurs: A Case for Making the Prohibition on Cultural Genocide a Soft Law Norm in International Law

Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen

Ariel university, Israel

Session A1.4: Stories from the Near East
Location: Room D206
Chair: Emraan Azad, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of
 

Humanitarianism in the Near East in the 1920s

Hrag David Yacoubian

University of British Columbia, Canada and Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada



Making Christians by Force: Genocide Rhetoric as a Weapon during the Lebanese Civil Wars

Sean Lee

The American University in Cairo, Egypt



Genocide Denial Without Evidence of Genocide? The Emergence of Ancient Israel as a Case Study

Monica Rey

Boston University, United States of America

Session A1.5: Genocide through Birth Control
Location: Room D308
Chair: Alenka Antloga, Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia, United Nations Association of Slovenia, Slovenia
 

Power of life and death over children under the rule of the Young Turks and the Argentine military dictatorship

Nélida Elena boulgourdjian

University of Tres de Febrero, Argentine Republic



Erasing mother- and father-hood: Forced sterilisation as an act of genocide

Anna Gopsill, Annabel Higgins

University of London, United Kingdom

5:00pm
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6:30pm
Keynote: Chile Eboe-Osuji: Quantifying Genocidal Intent: An object lesson in imprudence?
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Words of Welcome, Dr. Olesti, Dean of the Faculty of Law (UB)
6:45pm
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8:30pm
Cultural activities: Film: Invisible Republic (Republic of Artsakh)
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Invisible Republic has been made available digitally in every territory of the world. Inspired by the wartime diary of Lika Zakaryan, the award-winning documentary will be screened for the conference. Lika Zakaryan will be present to introduce the film and take questions.
Emerging: Emerging's scholars afterwork
Location: Santa Clara's Terrace
Afterwork for emerging scholar's networking at the restaurant Santa Clara's terrace. Address: Jiménez i Iglesias, 11-13 (5 minutes walk from the Faculty of Law)
 
Date: Tuesday, 11/July/2023
8:15am
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5:00pm
Registration
Location: School of Law - Hall (New Building)
8:45am
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10:05am
Session B1.1: Teaching the Truth in Education
Location: Room D201
Chair: Tonny Raymond Kirabira, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
 

Confronting the Past: Teaching About and For Truth-Telling and Reconciliation

George Dalbo, Joe Eggers

University of Minnesota, United States of America



Genocide education and memories in Rwanda. Controversial issues

Francois Masabo

University of Rwanda, Rwanda



Objective truth in education: combatting Holocaust distortion both globally and locally

Paul Kutner

Yeshiva University, United States of America

Session B1.2: Shadows of Francoism in Spain
Location: Room D202
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija Fernández, University of Barcelona, Spain
 

The Men of the New Spain: Contested Narratives of Francoist Boarding Schools in Spain

Tibisay Navarro Maña

University of Minnesota, United States of America



'The Dark Side of the Moon'. Perpetrators, denialism and collective memory management in Spain

Antonio Míguez Macho

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain



Liminal Spaces: The Spanish Military Museum in Mallorca

Marcia Esparza

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, United States of America

Session B1.3: Colonial and Post-Colonial Atrocities
Location: Room D203
Chair: Beverley Joy Pratt, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
 

Conquering Siberia: The Case for Genocide Recognition

Nathaniel Hill

GENOCIDE WATCH, United States of America



Lost and Found: A Fresh Look into the 1948 Massacres of Hyderabad

Mohammed Ayub Khan

Independent Scholar, Canada



Colonial injustices between reticence and reconciliation: The case of the Herero and Nama genocide

Rachele Marconi

Università degli Studi di Macerata, Italy

Session B1.4: Memory and Memorials within Post-Atrocity Societies
Location: Room D206
Chair: Stephanie Wolfe, Weber State University, United States of America
 

Memory and memorials within post-atrocity societies

Chair(s): Stephanie Wolfe (Weber State University, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Debates on the nature and function of memorials in Rwanda

Anna-Marie de Beer
University of Pretoria

 

Troubled Memory: The Contentious Relationship between Memory and Space in Northern Ireland

Kerry Whigham
Binghamton University

 

“Comfort Women”: Exclusion and Inclusion of Memory and Memory Practices in Japan and South Korea

Stephanie Wolfe
Weber State University

Session B1.5: The Subtleties of the Memory of Genocide
Location: Room D308
Chair: Sarah Snyder, Binghamton University, United States of America
 

Remembering genocide, reinforcing power. Attributing roles in the memory of genocide

Timothy Williams

University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany



Making Visible Historical Trauma: Counter-cartographies and Chronic Urban Trauma

Katie Marie Fisher

University of Texas at Dallas, United States of America

10:10am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
10:35am
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11:55am
Session B2.1: Russia's Discourses on Genocide
Location: Room D201
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

Self-Righteous Opportunism: Soviet Genocide Polemics vs. Russian Holocaust Discourse

Anton Weiss-Wendt

Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, Norway



90 years of a psychological warfare: how the Soviet/Russian propaganda has been silencing, discrediting and manipulating the artificial famine in Ukraine of 1932–1933 (Holodomor)

Tetiana Boriak

Vilnius University, Lithuania



Irredentism & Partition: Prospective Triggering Factors Paving the Road to Manifold Forms of Genocide?

Vasiliki {Vicky} Kapogianni, Eric Loefflad

University of Kent, United Kingdom

Session B2.2: Post (1994) Genocide Rwanda
Location: Room D202
Chair: Nélida Elena boulgourdjian, University of Tres de Febrero, Argentine Republic
 

Memory, Religion, and Authoritarianism in Post (1994)-Genocide Rwanda

Kate E. Temoney

Montclair State University, United States of America



Imagining Justice: Legal Aid and Gender in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Jacob Caponi

University of Michigan, United States of America

Session B2.3: Coping Mechanisms of Studying and Teaching Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Location: Room D203
Chair: Sarah Snyder, Binghamton University, United States of America
 

Coping Mechanisms of Studying and Teaching Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Chair(s): Sarah Snyder (Binghamton University)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Coping Mechanisms of Studying and Teaching Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Sarah Snyder1, Amanda Nichols1, Ronan Lee2, Maartje Weerdesteijn3
1Binghamton University, 2Loughborough University, 3Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

Coping with Fieldwork at the Site of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Sarah Snyder
Binghamton University

 

Coping in a Campus Community

Amanda Nichols
Binghamton University

 

Research in the Information Age and the Risks of Researcher Vicarious Trauma

Ronan Lee
Loughborough University

 

Teaching about Genocide: Emotions in and around the Classroom

Maartje Weerdesteijn
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Session B2.4: Legal Implications of Hate Speech and Incitement to Genocide
Location: Room D206
Chair: Alenka Antloga, Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia, United Nations Association of Slovenia, Slovenia
 

Hate speech, incitement to genocide, and genocide: novel legal responses to familiar challenges

Yuliya Mik1,2

1: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; 2: The Victorian Bar, Australia



Direct and Public Incitement to Commit Genocide: Legal Mechanisms for "Uprooting Seeds" of Incitement in Authoritarian States

Gor Levon Yedigaryan

Individual submission, Armenia



A Theoretical and Empirical Approach to the Study on the Persecution of Rohingya Considering Incitement to Genocide

Md Khalid Rahman

American International University-Bangladesh, Bangladesh, People's Republic of

 
12:05pm
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1:35pm
Keynote: Reed Brody: 25 years after Rome and Pinochet - The record of international justice
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
War crimes prosecutor. Cases include Hissène Habre, Augusto Pinochet, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Yahya Jammeh. Author of “To Catch a Dictator.”
1:40pm
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2:40pm
Genocide Journals Meeting
Location: Room 1
Chair: Henry C. Theriault, Worcester State University, United States of America
Lunch
Location: School of Law - Hall (Main Building)
 
2:50pm
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4:10pm
Session B3.1: Words Matter: Language, Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Location: Room D201
Chair: Sarah Snyder, Binghamton University, United States of America
 

Natural Language Processing in Genocide Research – Resources, Opportunities, and Limitations of an Emerging Field

Miriam Schirmer1, Paul Philipp Stewens2

1: Technical University Munich, Germany; 2: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland



A Special Kind of Hate? The Rhetoric of Genocide

Sascha Nanlohy1, Benjamin Goldsmith2, Svitlana Chernykh2, Zoe Knight2

1: The University of Sydney, Australia; 2: Australian National University



Here Be Dragons: Charting the Language of Tribunal Prosecutions

Willa Rae Witherow-Culpepper

Rutgers University Newark, New Jersey

Session B3.2: Addressing Colonial Atrocities
Location: Room D202
Chair: Kawser ahmed, University of Winnipeg, Canada
 

Mirroring Truths: How liberal democracies are challenging their foundational narratives

Carles Fernandez-Torne

Ramon Llull, Spain



How to address atrocity crimes committed during colonialism? The case of the Belgian parliamentary commission for dealing with the colonial past

Elisenda Calvet Martinez1, Stephan Parmentier2

1: Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; 2: Ku Leuven, Belgium



Progress? Tracking Settler Denial and Recognition of Colonial Genocide in Canada

Andrew Basso, Andrea Perrella

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Session B3.3: Recovery and Healing from Genocidal Violence: Past and Present
Location: Room D203
Chair: Tracy Maria Lemos, Huron University College, Canada
 

Recovery and Healing from Genocidal Violence: Past and Present

Chair(s): Tracy M. Lemos (Huron University College, University of Western Ontario), Tristan S. Taylor (University of New England, Australia, Australia)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

In the Shadow of Power: Memorializing and Healing by Victims and Perpetrators of Ancient Mediterranean Urbicide

Tristan S. Taylor
University of New England, Australia

 

Name Lists and Memorials as Practices of Healing from Anonymizing Genocidal Violence

Tracy M. Lemos
Huron University College, University of Western Ontario

 

Post-genocide healing and recovery in the digital realm

David J. Simon
Yale University

Session B3.4: (De)Constructing Genocide, Building Peace
Location: Room D206
Chair: Paul Kutner, Yeshiva University, United States of America
 

The Process of Genocidal Consolidation in Rwanda and Cambodia

Eelco van der Maat

Leiden University, Netherlands, The



Seni Kerakyatan (The People's Art): Visual Culture and Resistance Strategies in Indonesia

Shelly Clay-Robison

University of Baltimore, United States of America



“’A Very Dangerous Thing’: Evaluating the Prevailing Peace in Kenya’s 2022 Troubled Electoral Environment”

David Pollard Traugott

American University, United States of America

Session B3.5: Responding to Atrocity: International Reactions Put into Question
Location: Room D308
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University; Fund for Peace, United States of America
 

Forgotten comrades: Czechoslovakia’s no reaction to genocide in Indonesia 1965–1966

Jiří Lach

Palacký University, Czech Republic



Britain’s ‘Unfinest Hour’? From Sarajevo to Srebrenica: The British reaction to the unfolding crises in Bosnia

Lorna Waddington

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Words vs. Deeds? Australian responses to distant atrocities

Eyal Mayroz

University of Sydney, Australia

4:15pm
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4:35pm
Coffee Break
4:40pm
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6:00pm
Session B4.1: Law and Policies Surrounding the Rohingya Genocide
Location: Room D201
Chair: Quazi Omar Foysal, American International University-Bangladesh, Bangladesh, People's Republic of
 

Transitional Justice and Criminology: A Study on Myanmar’s Rohingya as a Case of Atrocity Crimes and Human Rights Abuses

Mohammad Pizuar Hossain

East West University, Bangladesh, People's Republic of



NGO roles in the implementation of Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Navigating the boundaries of international law in the Rohingya Crisis

Tonny Raymond Kirabira

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom



Exclusion Policies: The deprivation of the right to education of the Rohingya Children

Shaoli Dasgupta

Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh

Session B4.2: Beyond Reality: Authoritarianism and Exclusion in Cultural Products
Location: Room D202
Chair: Stavros Evdokimos Pantazopoulos, Asser Institute, Greece
 

Creativity and Discontent: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Expressions of Antisemitism in Discourses About Right-Extremist Computer Games in the Forum Stormfront.

Astrid Juckenack

Philipps-University Marburg, Germany



Exclusionary Fictions: Scenes of First Contact in the Cinematic Genre of Science Fiction.

Daniel William Conway

Texas A&M University, United States of America



Reimagining Necropolitical Authoritarianism in Africa: The Politics of Death and Reproductive Futurism in Nnedi Okorafor’s Afr(i)futurist Novels

Ifeoluwa Adeniyi

English Department, The University of Winnipeg, Canada

Session B4.3: Political Repression, Genocide and Resistance in Asia
Location: Room D203
Chair: Tawheed Reza Noor, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, United States of America
 

Post-9/11 Accountability for De Facto Genocide - Lessons Learned from Sri Lanka

Rajeev Sreetharan, Jeevan Justin

Neethi, Canada



#StopHazaraGenocide: The situation of Hazaras in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover

Zabi Mazoori, Dallas Mazoori

Independent Researcher, Australia



The path of least resistance: isolation as a policy of repression in Turkmenistan

Willemijn Emma Born1,2, Maartje Weerdesteijn1,2, Joris van Wijk1,2

1: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; 2: Center for International Criminal Justice

Session B4.4: The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
Location: Room D206
Chair: Ken MacLean, Clark University, United States of America
 

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Chair(s): Ken MacLean (Clark University)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Excusing the Self and Blaming Others: Participation in Genocide and the Fundamental Attribution Error

Jamie Wise
Ohio State University

 

Memorialization and Musealisation of the Genocide against the Tutsi: Dignity and Dead Body Politics

Eric Sibomana
The University of Vienna

Session B4.5: The Situation in Nagorno-Karabakh
Location: Room D308
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America
 

Second Karabakh War: Is there another genocide on the horizon?

Margarita Tadevosyan

George Mason University, United States of America



The Karabakh Flashpoint: Turkish authoritarian rule and the recurrence of genocide

Ani Garabed Ohanian

Clark University, United States of America



Fragmented Amputations: A Voice for Artsakh

Armine Hovhannisyan

INDEPENDENT ARTIST, Armenia

6:15pm
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8:00pm
Local Partner: Memorial Democràtic: The Jewish People and the Gipsy People during Nazism and Francoism. Extermination and Persecution
Location: School of Law - Salón de Grados
Women: Women's Caucus afterwork
Location: Santa Clara's Terrace
Women's Caucus afterwork at the restaurant Santa Clara's terrace. Adress: Jiménez i Iglesias, 11-13 (5 minutes walk from the Faculty of Law)
 
Date: Wednesday, 12/July/2023
8:30am
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4:00pm
Registration
Location: School of Law - Hall (New Building)
8:45am
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10:05am
Session C1.1: CANCELLED!! Bringing an Atrocity Prevention Lens to Higher Education: New Initiatives
Location: Room D201
Chair: Kerry Edward Whigham, Binghamton University, United States of America
This session has been cancelled.
 

Bringing an Atrocity Prevention Lens to Higher Education: New Initiatives

Chair(s): Kerry Whigham (Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Special Advisor's Initiatives for Atrocity Prevention in Undergraduate Education: Focus on the Global South

Alice Nderitu
Office of the Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Genocide Prevention, United Nations

 

Professional Prevention Training in Higher Education: I-GMAP's Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Kerry Whigham
Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University

Session C1.2: Processes of Genocide and Genocide Prevention
Location: Room D202
Chair: Gregory H Stanton, Genocide Watch, United States of America
 

Processes of Genocide and Genocide Prevention

Chair(s): Gregory H Stanton (Genocide Watch, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Genocidal Intent and State Responsibility Under the Genocide Convention

Gregory Stanton
Genocide Watch

 

“Call Them by Their True Names”: Comparing the United States Violence Against Women Act to Chile’s Femicide Laws

Jordan Lambdin
Genocide Watch

 

Femicide in Mexico: A Continuing Crisis

Grace Condon
Genocide Watch

Session C1.3: Commemoration Culture: Memorialisation and the Holocaust in the 21st Century
Location: Room D203
Chair: Alina Nowobilska, Pilecki Institute, Poland
 

Commemoration Culture: Memorialisation and the Holocaust in the 21st Century

Chair(s): Alina Nowobilska (Pilecki Institute, Poland)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Commemoration of the First Mass Transport into Auschwitz: a Study of Poland and Other Nations

Alina Nowobilska
Pilecki Institute, Poland

 

Apostle-Victim-Saint: The Martyrs of Nowogrodek and Preformative Commemorations of Catholic Victims of the Holocaust

Karen Uslin
The Defiant Requiem Foundation

 

A Plea for Commemorative Equality: The Holocaust, Factual Specificity, and Commemorative Prioritisation

Harry Legg
Edinburgh University

Session C1.4: Genocide and Violence at Court
Location: Room D206
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija Fernández, University of Barcelona, Spain
 

Legal Obstacles to State Responsibility for Atrocity Crimes before Domestic and International Judicial Bodies

Yvonne Eva Breitwieser-Faria

The University of Queensland, Australia



Trials during wartime: War crimes cases during the Bosnian war 1992-95

Hikmet Karcic

University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Interpreting sexual violence and masculinity in the tribunal space: Male victims of sexual violence at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Anna Gopsill

University of London, United Kingdom

Session C1.5: Kurdish Genocide Recognition
Location: Room D308
Chair: Awring Shaways, KG Lobby Center, Netherlands, The
 

Kurdish Genocide Recognition

Chair(s): Awring Shaways (KG Lobby Center), Sylvia Ronnau (KG Lobby Center)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Recognition of the Kurdish Genocide: A Legal Analysis

Sylvia Ronnau
KG Lobby Center

 

No Genocide with Impunity: The Necessity of Reparations for the Kurd Survivors

Awring Shaways
KG Lobby Center

 

Recognition or Rejection: The Quest to Recognize the Kurdish Genocide

Sylvia Ronnau
KG Lobby Center

 
10:10am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
10:35am
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11:55am
Session C2.1: Social and Political Approaches to the Rwandan Genocide
Location: Room D201
Chair: Tonny Raymond Kirabira, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
 

Muslim Exceptionalism and the 1994 Genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda

Jennie Burnet

Georgia State University, United States of America



We Stand Together: Patriotism and Social Obligation in the Interahamwe Militia

Alison M. Avery

Clark University, United States of America



Hate Speech, Misrepresentation and Official Propaganda as Catalysts of Ethnic Driven Violence: Cross Generic Reading of Post Rwandan Genocide Francophone African Testimonios

Chukwuka Boniface Nweze

Federal University Kashere, Nigeria

Session C2.2: Genocide & Torture Narratives in War
Location: Room D202
Chair: Yuliya Mik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 

Death in the High Mountains: Genocide in the Soviet-Afghan War

Brenden Charles Malloy

West Chester University, United States of America



The (in)visible genocide. The use of images in Russian narrative during the 2022 Ukrainian invasion

Flavia Lucenti, Cecilia Ducci

University of Bologna, Italy



Logics of Lawlessness: French Torture in Algeria, British Torture in Northern Ireland, and the Erosion of Human Rights Norms

Lucy Jane Gaynor

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The

Session C2.3: Challenges to Fight against Hate Speech in the eyes of Bangladeshi Young Researchers
Location: Room D203
Chair: Mofidul Hoque, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of
 

Challenges to Fight against Hate Speech in the eyes of Bangladeshi Young Researchers

Chair(s): Mofidul Hoque (Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Media Incitement to Genocide

Mehjabin Nazrana
Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum

 

Lawsuit Against Meta (Facebook) for Promoting Hate Speech Against the Rohingyas

Tabassum Islam Tamanna
Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum

 

Contemporary Hate Speech Campaign against the Religious Minorities in Bangladesh

Tabassum Niger Oishi
Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum

 

Addressing Hate Speech in Bangladesh in light of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech

Nusieba Jahan
Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum

Session C2.4: Transitional Justice Issues in Nagorno-Karabakh
Location: Room D206
Chair: Henry C. Theriault, Worcester State University, United States of America
 

Transitional Justice Issues in Nagorno-Karabakh

Chair(s): Henry Theriault (Worcester State University, US)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

R2P Requirements for Nagorno-Karabakh

Sheila Paylan
UN human rights consultant

 

International Criminal Accountability for crimes in Nagorno-Karabakh

Melanie O'Brien
University of Western Australia

 

The need to establish a truth commission for the Nagorno-Karabakh armed conflict

Elisenda Calvet Martinez
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Session C2.5: Perpetrators in Focus
Location: Room D308
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija Fernández, University of Barcelona, Spain
 

The trauma-lens in perpetrator studies

Bart Jouke Nauta

ARQ National Psychotrauma Center, Netherlands, The & Utrecht University



Trial as Punishment: Defendant Suffering and the Moral Experience of Atrocity Victims

Shannon Fyfe

George Mason University, United States of America



Forensic Biography - The Ongwen Trial and the Reconstitution of Perpetrator Lives

Kjell Anderson

University of Manitoba, Canada

Session C2.6: Local Partner: EUROM: Colonial violence and its legacies
Location: Room D303

Chair: Celeste Muñoz (UNED/European Observatory on Memories - EUROM)

Shaping and perpetuating colonial narratives. Patagonia as a case study
Cielo Zaidenwerg (Grup d’Estudis sobre Cultures Indígenes i Afroamericanes - Universitat de Barcelona/Instituto de Investigaciones Estudios de Género – CONICET)

Who is a civilized combatant? Discussions on the laws of warfare during the Philippine Revolution (1896-1902)
Laura Díaz Esteve (Margarita Salas Postdoctoral Researcher - Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Modern Slavery Scandals in Colonial Africa
Enrique Martino Martín (Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Researcher, Departamento de Historia, Teorías y Geografía Política, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
12:05pm
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1:35pm
Keynote: Arman Tatoyan: Genocidal Policies of Azerbaijan Against the Armenians of Artsakh
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Chair: Melanie O'Brien, University of Western Australia, Australia
The keynote will address the evidence of genocidal policies against Armenia and the indigenous Armenians of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) by Azerbaijan and the urgent need for their prevention
1:40pm
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2:40pm
Lunch
Location: School of Law - Hall (Main Building)
Women's Caucus
Location: Room 1
 
2:50pm
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4:10pm
Session C3.1: Conflicting Narratives in Relation to Genocide
Location: Room D201
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University; Fund for Peace, United States of America
 

Genocide in the Greek public sphere. Amid far-right exploitation and left-wing denial.

THEODOSIOS KYRIAKIDIS

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Exclusionary nationalism, genocide denial and state repression in South Sudan

Clemence Pinaud

Indiana University, United States of America



Negotiating Authoritarian Environment to Complicate Post-Genocde Narrative in Cambodia

Annie Rappeport

University of Maryland College Park, United States of America

Session C3.2: Crimes Against Humanity and the Risk of Genocide Against Armenians in the South Caucasus: Can International Law Move Beyond the Genocide Convention?
Location: Room D202
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America
 

Crimes Against Humanity and the Risk of Genocide Against Armenians in the South Caucasus: Can International Law Move Beyond the Genocide Convention?

Chair(s): Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Self-determination and the Prevention of Genocide

Karnig Kerkonian
KERKONIAN DAJANI LLP

 

Hate Crimes, Discrimination, Disinformation and the Risk of Genocide Against Armenians in the South Caucasus: Can International Law Move Beyond the Genocide Convention?

Arman Tatoyan
American University of Armenia

 

Hate Crimes, Discrimination, Disinformation and the Risk of Genocide Against Armenians in the South Caucasus: Can International Law Move Beyond the Genocide Convention?

Armine Aleksanyan
Independent Scholar

Session C3.3: Third World Resistance against the Politics of Genocide and Its Denial
Location: Room D203
Chair: Helen Jarvis, IAGS, Cambodia
 

Third World Resistance against the Politics of Genocide and Its Denial

Chair(s): Helen Jarvis (Permanent People's Tribunal)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Drafting the UN Genocide Convention of 1948: Marginalized Voice of a Woman from Bengal and the Muslim World

Mofidul Hoque
Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of

 

The Abuse of Holocaust Memory in India and Pakistan

Navras J. Aafreedi
Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

 

Genocide Denial in the post-1971 Bangladesh: Its Political Trends and the Lessons for Democracy

Emraan Azad
Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of

Session C3.4: The Plight of Unwanted Peoples in DR Congo: The Banyamulenge Genocide in Perspective
Location: Room D206
Chair: Thomas Richard Harry Shacklock, Genocide Watch, United Kingdom
 

The Plight of Unwanted Peoples in DR Congo: The Banyamulenge Genocide in Perspective

Chair(s): Thomas Richard Harry Shacklock (Genocide Watch)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Phenomenon of Unwanted Peoples: The Case of the Rohingya Genocide

Ahmed Kawser
The University of Winnipeg

 

The Targeting and Destruction of an Unwanted People: An Analysis of the Banyamulenge Genocide in DR Congo

Delphin Rukumbuzi Ntanyoma
International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

The Genocide of Unwanted Peoples and the State of a Digital Planet: Parallels between the Rohingya and the Banyamulenge

Helen Hintjens
International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Narrating the Banyamulenge’s Genocide in DR Congo: False Equivalencies, False Dichotomies, and Underreported Violence

Thomas Shacklock
Genocide Watch

Session C3.5: Perspectives on Mass Atrocity
Location: Room D308
Chair: Sarah Snyder, Binghamton University, United States of America
 

The Ideological Infrastructure of Genocides and Mass Atrocities

Jonathan Leader Maynard

King's College London, United Kingdom



Modeling Social Media Disinformation on Mass Atrocities and Instability

Ernesto Verdeja

University of Notre Dame, United States of America



Reaching Beyond the Limits of Legal Responses to Mass Atrocities

Juliane Prade-Weiss1, Vladimir Petrović2, Dominik Markl3

1: Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany; 2: Institute for Contemporary History Belgrade, Serbia; 3: Pontifical Biblical Institute Rome, Italy

 
4:15pm
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4:35pm
Coffee Break
4:40pm
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6:00pm
Session C4.1: Gendered exclusion, gendered resistance
Location: Room D201
Chair: Nélida Elena boulgourdjian, University of Tres de Febrero, Argentine Republic
 

The myth of the sexual predator against unaccompanied children in Spain: past, present and forms of contestation.

Isabel Maravall-Buckwalter

CUNEF University, Spain



Crusaders, sodomists, adulterers. The use of ‘deviant’ sexuality in the ISIS propaganda-publications Dabiq and Rumiyah.

Astrid Juckenack

Philipps-University Marburg, Germany



Queer Resistance to Authoritarian Exclusion

Stephen Louis Capobianco

Over Zero, United States of America

Session C4.2: Cultural Genocide of Armenians in the South Caucasus
Location: Room D202
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America
 

Cultural Genocide of Armenians in the South Caucasus

Chair(s): Armen Marsoobian (Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Museum and the 44-day Artsakh War

Haykuhi Muradyan
Yerevan State University

 

Literary Ethnic Cleansing: The Erasure of Armenians from the Azerbaijani Literature

Ararat Şekeryan
Columbia University

 

Overview of the Concept of Cultural Genocide & A Presentation of the Work of Caucasus Heritage Watch

Armen Tsolag Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University

Session C4.3: Visual Narratives of Violence
Location: Room D203
Chair: Shelly Clay-Robison, University of Baltimore, United States of America
 

Recording testimony of the Rohingya victims to witness the horror of persecution and prospects of voluntary repatriation: An Analysis from the film making process

Md Khalid Rahman

American International University-Bangladesh, Bangladesh, People's Republic of



Patterns of Perpetration in Documentaries on Genocide

Julian Koch

University of Copenhagen, Denmark



Militarized Masculinity in Spain and Chile: A video-essay

Lisa Renee DiGiovanni

Keene State College, United States of America

Session C4.4: Genocide in Literature
Location: Room D206
Chair: Loren James Persi Vicentic, Faculty of Media and Communication, Serbia
 

Excluded from Motherhood: Representing the “Stolen Generation” of Rwanda in Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s Consolée (2022)

Nathalie Segeral

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, University of Sydney, Australia



Tragedy in Rwanda and Tragedy in Greece: A study of the Greek chorus in Murambi, The Book of Bones

Beverley Joy Pratt

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Session C4.5: Genocide in International Law
Location: Room D308
Chair: Stavros Evdokimos Pantazopoulos, Asser Institute, Greece
 

Opening a Pandora's Box: Peremptory Norms of General International Law and Retroactive Application of the Law against Genocide

Onur Uraz

Hacettepe University, Turkiye



The norm cluster on the prohibition of genocide: still up to the challenge?

Cecilia Ducci

University of Bologna, Italy



The ICJ and the Duty to Prevent Genocide at Fifteen

Marco Longobardo

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Session C4.6: Emerging Scholars World Cafe
Location: Room D303
The emerging scholars world cafe is a session where senior and mid career scholars will offer advice to IAGS emerging scholars in the areas of: policy, publications, funding, and career. The session is informal, there will be one table for each area and the emerging scholars join one table and ask questions of the scholars advising. Emerging scholars will move every 15-20 minutes to the next table so there is an opportunity to participate and ask questions on every table.
6:15pm
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8:00pm
Local Partner: ICIP: Film: Del Otro Lado (Colombia)
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
With Ivan Guarnizo (director) y Güerima (ex-member of the FARC), presented by Silvia Plana (ICIP).Translation into English available
Date: Thursday, 13/July/2023
8:30am
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4:00pm
Registration
Location: School of Law - Hall (New Building)
8:45am
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10:05am
Session D1.1: Mass Violence in America
Location: Room D201
Chair: Kawser ahmed, University of Winnipeg, Canada
 

Do Social Bonds Increase Mass Violence or Do They Restrict it?

Jean-Philippe Belleau

University of Massachusetts Boston, United States of America



The Gray Zone: Familial Legacies of the October 1964 Vêpres de Jérémie Massacre in François “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s Haiti

John W. Sherman

Wright State University, United States of America



Mapping the Chalatenango Massacres: Collaborative Research with Civil War Survivors in El Salvador

Amanda Florence Grzyb

Western University, Canada

Session D1.2: Nigeria: From the Biafran Genocide to Ethnic Crises
Location: Room D202
Chair: Fasika Yosef, Amhara Women Association Against Genocide Incorporated, United States of America
 

(Re)membering Biafra: Trauma, History and the Making of a Genocide

Maureen Ngozi Eke

Central Michigan University, United States of America



Narrating Biafra Famine: Genocide and Postcolonial Authoritarianism in Nigeria

Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba

The University of Winnipeg, Canada



Transitional Justice and the Question of Ethnic Crises in Nigeria

Olakunle Michael Folami

Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

Session D1.3: Genocide Denial as Genocide Warning
Location: Room D203
Chair: Gregory H Stanton, Genocide Watch, United States of America
 

Genocide Denial as Genocide Warning

Chair(s): Gregory Stanton (Genocide Watch, USA)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The New Nazism

Gregory Stanton
Genocide Watch

 

The risk of underestimating exclusionary rhetoric in today’s Europe

Giada Corsoni
Genocide Watch

 

"Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism used for genocide denial"

Jordan Lambdin
Genocide Watch

 

My Last Lecture: Putting Moral Agency and the Precautionary Principle to Work for the Prevention of Genocide and its Incitement

Gregory Stanton
Genocide Watch

Session D1.4: The Complexities of International Justice
Location: Room D206
Chair: Yuliya Mik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
 

Godot Showed Up, At Last: The ICC and the Politics of Prosecutorial Procrastination in Georgia

Marco Bocchese

Webster Vienna Private University, Austria



Socialization Processes on Trial: The Complexities of Dominic Ongwen

Carse Ramos

Rhode Island College, United States of America



The Impact of the Third-Party Interventions to the ICJ Ukraine Genocide Allegation Case on the Responsibility to Protect Regime Related to Genocide

Quazi Omar Foysal

American International University-Bangladesh, Bangladesh, People's Republic of Bangladesh

Session D1.5: Preventing Genocide
Location: Room D308
Chair: Melanie O'Brien, University of Western Australia, Australia
 

The Atrocity Prevention Toolbox: A Systematic Review

Sascha Nanlohy1, Daniel Solomon2, Lawrence Woocher2, Kyra Fox5, Tallan Donine2, Jessica Moody3, Alex Hall4

1: The University of Sydney, Australia; 2: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; 3: United States Institute of Peace; 4: Ploughshares Fund; 5: National Endowment for Democracy



The Role of Leadership in Genocide Prevention

Deborah Mayersen

University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia



Is Democracy a Risk Factor for Genocide?

Henry C. Theriault

Worcester State University, United States of America

10:10am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
10:35am
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11:55am
Session D2.1: Reframing Genocide Studies
Location: Room D201
Chair: Ararat Sekeryan, Columbia University in the City of New York, United States of America
 

75 Years Later: Modification of the 1948 UN Definition offers innovative approach in Genocide Studies

Brenda Gaydosh

West Chester University of PA, United States of America



Retooling Justice for Peoples and Nations

Regina M Paulose

N/A, United States of America



Decentering the Human in Dehumanisation: Un-Making, Un-Becoming and a Post-Anthropocentric Genocide Studies

Andrew Woolford

University of Manitoba, Canada

Session D2.2: The Impact of Climate Change
Location: Room D202
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

Environmental Resilience in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Emily Sample

George Mason University; Fund for Peace



Environmental Harm, Exclusion and Structural Injustice

Rachel Killean1, Lauren Dempster2

1: University of Sydney, Australia; 2: Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland



(In)security and Climate Change: Displacement at the Door

Manasa Bollempalli

Rutgers University, United States of America

Session D2.3: Indigneous Genocide in Native North America and Aboriginal Australia
Location: Room D203
Chair: Benedict F. Kiernan, Yale University, United States of America
 

Indigneous Genocide in Native North America and Aboriginal Australia

Chair(s): Ben Kiernan (Yale University)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

“Too Furious”: The Genocide of Connecticut’s Pequot Indians, 1636-1640

Benjamin Madley
University of California, Los Angeles

 

Genocide in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), 1803-1871

Rebe Taylor
University of Tasmania

 

“Lessons from Canada: The Question of Genocide in US Boarding Schools for Native Americans”

Preston McBride
Pomona College

Session D2.4: Interweaving transitional justice’s backward and forward-looking functions by formulating more concrete pathways of impact
Location: Room D206
Chair: Tine Destrooper, Ghent University, Belgium
 

Interweaving transitional justice’s backward and forward-looking functions by formulating more concrete pathways of impact

Chair(s): Tine Destrooper (Ghent University, Belgium), Cira Palli-Aspero (Ghent University, Belgium)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Understanding the unforeseen consequences of an incomplete transitional justice ecology in the Philippines

Tine Destrooper
Ghent University, Belgium

 

Victims as interactive agents of change in transitional justice: shaping the pathways of transition and overcoming harm

Marit De Haan
Ghent University, Belgium

 

The complexities of participation in transitional justice: a critical exploration of victims’ experiences in the aftermath of the Ixil genocide in Guatemal

Gretel Mejia Bonifazi
Ghent University, Belgium

 

Redressing the colonial harm: framing historical commissions within transitional justice

Cira Palli-Aspero
Ghent University, Belgium

Session D2.5: The Role of Education in Preventing Genocide
Location: Room D308
Chair: Paul Kutner, Yeshiva University, United States of America
 

Holocaust and Peace: Realizing a Collaborative Teaching Resource in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kate English

Educators' Institute for Human Rights (EIHR), United States of America



Genocide Awareness: Are We Even Aware

Kerri Malloy

San Jose State University, United States of America



How school exclusion fuels conflict and genocide

Samara Hand

UNSW, Australia

12:05pm
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1:35pm
Keynote: Elissa Bemporad: A Time to Live and A Time to Die, A Time to Remember and a Time to Forget: Temporality and anti-Jewish Violence in the Age of the Pogrom
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, Southern Connecticut State University/University of Connecticut, United States of America
1:40pm
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2:40pm
Indigenous People's Caucus
Location: Room 1
Lunch
Location: School of Law - Hall (Main Building)
 
2:50pm
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4:10pm
Session D3.1: Reexamining Canadian Indian Residential Schools
Location: Room D201
Chair: Alenka Antloga, Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia, United Nations Association of Slovenia, Slovenia
 

Promises of Non-Recurrence and Transformative Change after Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Tricia Logan

University of British Columbia, Canada



The Canadian Indian Residential Schools - A Slow Colonial Genocide

Selen Kazan

TU Dortmund, Germany



Canadian Indian Residential School System: A Colonial Genocide? International Law Perspectives

Francesca Cerulli

University of Florence, Italy

Session D3.2: The Rise of Populism
Location: Room D202
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

“It Can’t Happen Here”? American Democracy and Fascism

John Cox

UNC Charlotte Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, United States of America



Populism, Denialism, and Rising sectarianism: A case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ambreen Yousuf

Jamia Millia Islamia University, India



The rise of Right Wing Populism in Sweden

Julia Hermine Charlotte Sahlstrom

Stockholm University, Sweden

Session D3.3: The Problems of Genocide: A Discussion
Location: Room D203
Chair: A. Dirk Moses, City College of New York, United States of America
 

The Problems of Genocide: A Discussion

Chair(s): A. Dirk Moses (City College of New York, United States of America), Deborah Mayersen (Australian Defence Force Academy)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The Problems of Genocide and the International System

Deborah Mayersen
Australian Defence Force Academy

 

The Problems of Genocidein in Settler Colonial Perspective

Andrew Woolford
University of Manitoba

 

Are there Problems of Genocide for Political Science?

Ernesto Verdeja
University of Notre Dame

 

The Problems of Genocide Explained

A Dirk Moses
The City College of New York

Session D3.4: The Rohingya: Genocide, Exclusion, Resistance and Justice
Location: Room D206
Chair: Ronan Lee, Loughborough University London, United Kingdom
 

The Rohingya: Genocide, Exclusion, Resistance and Justice

Chair(s): Ronan Lee (Loughborough University London), Cecilia Ducci (University of Bologna)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Knowledge-practices of political alternatives: Transforming the Rohingya crisis from inter-communal violence to genocide

Yuriko Cowper-Smith
The Sentinel Project

 

Getting away with genocide in the 21st century: how possible and legitimate?

Cecilia Ducci
University of Bologna

 

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: our terminological dilemma vs. their battle for being alive

Sabrina Ahmed
University of East Anglia

 

Who is responsible for Ethnic Cleansing? Evidence from experiments in the Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Rudabeh Shahid
Oberlin College

 

Exclusionary narratives at Twitter’s #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar: Have public pressures for genocide against Rohingya lessened in Myanmar?

Ronan Lee
Loughborough University London

Session D3.5: Authoritarianism and Genocide: The Bangladesh Case
Location: Room D308
Chair: Tawheed Reza Noor, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, United States of America
 

Authoritarianism and Genocide: The Bangladesh Case

Chair(s): Tawheed Reza Noor (Binghamton University, SUNY), Elisa von Joeden Forgey (Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The State-sponsored Discriminatory Laws and Social Practices leading to the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: An Appraisal

Emraan Azad
Bangladesh University of Professionals

 

Propaganda campaign against Bengali nationals during Pakistan regimes: Analysis of Media representation leading to Genocide in 1971

Md Asaduzzaman
Arizona State University

 

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic victory in 1970 election: A culmination point for the authoritarian Pakistani junta committing genocide?

Tawheed Reza Noor
Binghamton University, SUNY

 

What did we learn? How did we do? Linking the Past Authoritarianism and Genocide with Future Atrocity Prevention in Bangladesh

Md Shahriar Islam
Tarleton State University

4:15pm
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4:35pm
Coffee Break
4:40pm
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6:00pm
Session D4.1: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
Location: Room D201
Chair: Francois Masabo, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
 

Curating Collective Memory: Re-membering and Forgetting in Rwanda, 28 years on

Beverley Joy Pratt

University of the Western Cape, South Africa



Creation of a National Memorial and Memory in Rwanda

Stephanie Wolfe

Weber State University, United States of America



Churches in Rwanda: remembering those places of worship turned killing sites.

Anna-Marie de Beer

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Session D4.2: The Cambodian Genocide Today
Location: Room D202
Chair: Loren James Persi Vicentic, Faculty of Media and Communication, Serbia
 

The Khmer Rouge Trials and Minorities: Social Exclusion and Repair after Genocide

Christoph Sperfeldt

Macquarie University, Australia



The Historiographic Value of Conspiratorial Fantasies: Making Sense of Vietnamese Confessions in the Khmer Rouge Archives

Ken MacLean

Clark University, United States of America



Spectres of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodian governance today

Caroline Bennett

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Session D4.3: Challenging Collective Memory in Twenty-First Century Europe and Latin America: Battles for the Past Within the Political, Legal, and Cultural Spaces
Location: Room D203
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija Fernández, University of Barcelona, Spain
 

Challenging Collective Memory in Twenty-First Century Europe and Latin America: Battles for the Past Within the Political, Legal, and Cultural Spaces

Chair(s): Rosa Ana Alija Fernández (University of Barcelona, Spain)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

The demands for memory, truth and justice among perpetrators of State terrorism in Argentina

Virginia Vecchioli
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

 

The struggle for memory in Chile: social activism, strategic litigation, institutional retaliation

Francisco Félix Bustos Bustos
Universidad de Chile

 

Memories of Complicity: A Transnational Case Study from “Final Account: Third Reich Testimonies”

Zoltán Kékesi
Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University College London

 

Remembrance education in Spain: indoctrination or an international legal duty of the State?

Rosa Ana Alija Fernández
University of Barcelona

Session D4.4: Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Location: Room D206
Chair: Rudabeh Shahid, Oberlin College, United States of America
 

The Awa extermination: a contemporary colonial genocide

Andrés Gómez Tarazona

El Turbión, Newspaper



Beyond cultural genocide: Indigenismo in Mexico as a policy of destruction

Ana Laura Velasco Ugalde

University of Bremen, Germany



General Efraín Ríos Montt: Towards a New Guatemala without Indigenous Mayas

Vera Patricia Burrows

University of Texas at Austin, United States of America

 
4:40pm
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6:45pm
Session D4.5: Defiant Requiem (Documentary Film)
Location: School of Law - Salón de Grados
 

Defiant Requiem (Documentary Film)

Karen Uslin

Defiant Requiem Foundation, United States of America

8:30pm
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11:00pm
Conference Dinner & Awards
Date: Friday, 14/July/2023
8:30am
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12:30pm
Registration
Location: School of Law - Hall (New Building)
8:45am
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10:05am
Session E1.1: Women's experiences
Location: Room D201
Chair: Kate English, Educators' Institute for Human Rights (EIHR), United States of America
 

Within-Group Moralizing: Women Formerly Incarcerated for Genocide in Rwanda

Jacob Caponi

University of Michigan, United States of America



Ritual in Hybrid Peacebuilding: A Case Study in Post-Conflict Lira, Uganda

Lauren Alyce Dahler

The Ohio State University, United States of America



From survivor to victim: narrative of the women of Bangladesh Genocide

Shaoli Dasgupta

Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh

Session E1.2: War and Genocide Against the Kurds
Location: Room D202
Chair: Birhanu Geremew, Debre Markos University, Ethiopia
 

Briefly about the impact of the Kurdish war and genocide on the environment of South Kurdistan.

Fatima Murad Mala, Hashim Hasan Yousif

Life Organization to Prevent War and Clean up the Environment from War Remnants (L.P.W.E), Iraq



The Syrian government's practices toward the Kurds in Syria between 1962 and 2011

Sherwan Qasem

Doctors Without Borders (Médicos Sin Fronteras). university of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The



Authoritarianism and Genocide: Narratives of Exclusion of Faili Kurds in Iraq

Ibrahim Sadiq

Soran University

Session E1.3: Democracy at Risk
Location: Room D203
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
 

Infrastructures of Impunity for Genocide under Authoritarianism and Democracy

Elizabeth F. Drexler

Michigan State University, United States of America



Democratic Backsliding and Mass Atrocities: The Role of the Legislature

Jack Mayerhofer

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, United States of America



"It Can Happen Here" -- White Replacement Fear, Race, and Politics in the U.S.

Alexander Hinton

Rutgers University, United States of America

Session E1.4: Atrocities in Bosnia
Location: Room D206
Chair: Maureen Eke, Central Michigan University, United States of America
 

Mass atrocities in Bosnian government and Bosnian Croat camps: a neglected historical narrative

Andreas Moeller

King's College London, United Kingdom



From State Ideology to Criminal Action: A Multi-level Framework of Atrocity Crimes in the Municipality of Bosanski Šamac

Mirjana Birgitta Gavrilović Nilsson

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom



Framing Bosniak Muslims as “Islamic fundamentalists”as justification of genocide and war crimes against them from 1980s till 2020s

Ehlimana Memisevic

University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Session E1.5: Stories about the Armenian Genocide
Location: Room D308
Chair: Igor Pérez Tostado, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, Spain
 

Talat Pasha's Genocide Technocrat: A Biography of Mustafa Reşat Mimaroğlu

Umit Kurt

University of Newcastle, Australia



“Armin T. Wegners (1886-1978) Photo Collection on the Armenian Genocide”

Tigran Sarukhanyan

Berlin State Office of Education, Youth and Family, Germany



Development of crimes against humanity within the Context of the Hamidian Massacres and Armenian Genocide

Edita Gzoyan

Armenian Genoicde Musuem-Institute Foundation, Armenia

Session E1.6: A State Responsibility Approach to Responding to Breaches of the Genocide Convention
Location: Room D303
Chair: Yonah Diamond, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Canada
 

A State Responsibility Approach to Responding to Breaches of the Genocide Convention

Chair(s): Yonah Diamond (Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Canada), Erin Rosenberg (Mukwege Foundation), John Packer (University of Ottawa)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

An Alternative Theory of Genocidal Intent

Yonah Diamond
RWCHR

 

Essential Distinctions of the Genocide Convention under the Law of State Responsibility

Prof. Frederick John Packer
University of Ottawa, Human Rights Research and Education Centre

10:10am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
10:35am
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11:55am
Session E2.1: Genocide in Ethiopia
Location: Room D201
Chair: Ararat Sekeryan, Columbia University in the City of New York, United States of America
 

Showcasing Transparency in Ethiopia: A Proposal for Building Trust through the Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission

Robert E D Bustin

SIL International, Ethiopia Branch



Genocidal violence in authoritarian Ethiopia: The Amhara case

Fasika Yosef

Amhara Women Association Against Genocide Incorporated, United States of America



Colonialism and Genocide in a Non-colonised Society: Italy’s Historical Narratives and the Amhara Genocide of Ethiopia

Birhanu Geremew

Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Session E2.2: Perspectives on the Holocaust
Location: Room D202
Chair: Umit Kurt, University of Newcastle, Australia
 

Holocaust Bystanders: A History of the Modern State

Raz Segal

Stockton University, United States of America



The French Protestant Paradox: How did the most modern secular state allow for a formidable rescue based on the most religious convictions?

Paul Kutner

Yeshiva University, United States of America



Othering: subtle shortcomings in Germany’s process of dealing with the past

Valeria Vegh Weis

Konstanz University, Germany

Session E2.3: Authoritarianism and the Armenian Genocide
Location: Room D203
Chair: Emraan Azad, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of
 

The Authoritarian Ottoman Theocratic Regime Paved the Way for The Young-Turk Genocide of Armenians

Rubina Peroomian

formerly, UCLA, United States of America



Cultivating Religious Enmity and Armenophobia: Turkish Authoritarianism and The Armenian Genocide

Shushan Khachatryan

Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Armenia



The Timeless Autarkic and Lebensraum: From Theory to Authoritarian Weapon in the Armenian Genocide, European Holocaust, and Beyond

Joe Delap

Athens State University, United States of America

Session E2.4: The Impact of Genocide on Society and Time
Location: Room D206
Chair: Kate English, Educators' Institute for Human Rights (EIHR), United States of America
 

Historical Justice: The Eichmann Trial as Social Transformation

Sarah Lynne Crane

University of Notre Dame, United States of America



Genocidal Intensity, Repetition, and Interdiction: A New Understanding of Time and Repair

Henry C. Theriault

Worcester State University, United States of America



The impact of the declaration of Jihad 1914, and the participation of the Kurds in the Assyrian genocide of 1915.

Sabri Atman

The University of Texas at Dallas, United States of America

Session E2.5: Exclusion and Discrimination
Location: Room D308
Chair: Beverley Joy Pratt, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
 

Is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019 discriminatory? An international law perspective on India’s CAA

Pow Aim Hailowng

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India



Off the record: observations of Roma presence and competing absences of recognition

Loren James Persi Vicentic

Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Serbia



Genocidal Atrocities against Migrants in the United States: The Role of Ideology and History of White Nationalism

Charles Christopher Weisbecker

Stockton University, United States of America

 
12:05pm
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1:35pm
Keynote:Alfons Aragoneses: History as battlefield: “Fake past” and Historiographical populism in the 21st Century
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija Fernández, University of Barcelona, Spain
1:40pm
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2:40pm
Lunch
Location: School of Law - Hall (Main Building)
2:45pm
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4:05pm
Session E3.1: Helen Fein, Roger Smith and Richard Hovannisian Tribute Panel
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
 

Helen Fein, Roger Smith and Richard Hovannisian Tribute Panel

Chair(s): Melanie O'Brien (UWA Law School & IAGS)

 

Presentations of the Symposium

 

Helen Fein: Scholar Activist and IAGS Pioneer

Joyce Apsel
Institute for the Study & NYU of Genocide;

 

Helen Fein, Interdisciplinary Scholar

Ernesto Verdeja
Notre Dame University

 

In memoriam, Roger Smith and Richard Hovannisian

Henry Theriault
Worcester State University US, United States of America

 

In memoriam, Richard Hovannisian

Rubina Peroomian
Independent scholar author, formerly, UCLA, United States of America.

4:10pm
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5:10pm
Business Meeting
Location: Room 1
5:10pm
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6:00pm
Concert: RIUH_HUIR
Location: School of Law - Aula Magna
Date: Saturday, 15/July/2023
8:00am
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8:00pm
Visit A: Trip to the Rivesaltes Camp Memorial (France) & Exile Memorial Museum (La Jonquera)
Registration needed (number of participants limited)
10:00am
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11:00am
Visit B: Visit to the Air-raid Shelter No. 232
Registration needed (number of participants limited)
3:00pm
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4:00pm
Visit C: Visit to the Model Prison (Barcelona)
Registration needed (number of participants limited)

 
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