“I am convinced if the world had listened to those of us who tried to speak, we may have prevented Darfur, Cambodia, Bosnia and naturally Rwanda…The question I have is: Will the world ever learn?” --Elie Wiesel
Please join Voices on Genocide Prevention, the award winning podcast series from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Facing History and Ourselves for three new podcasts and online discussions that feature experts in the field of genocide prevention. The podcasts will consider the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the individual who coined the word "genocide;" the politics of intervention; and the inspiring work of young anti-genocide activists today. This project was made possible by the generous support of Carolyn and Laurence Belfer.
Following each podcast, we will facilitate an online discussion with the expert featured in the most recent podcast. Online discussions are open to the public; you may participate in one or all of the sessions.
Background readings and lesson plans from Facing History's newest case study, Totally Unofficial: Raphael Lemkin and the Invention of Genocide will also be available.
Register now for the online discussions and visit our website on the dates below to access the podcasts and discussions.
Considering the Legacy of Raphael Lemkin
Featuring Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University, and one of the world's leading scholars on the history of genocide.
Podcast: March 8
Online Discussion: March 12-13
The Politics of Genocide Intervention
Featuring John Shattuck, CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and author of Freedom on Fire: Human Rights Wars of the 90s.
Podcast: March 15
Online Discussion: March 19-20
Anti-Genocide Activists Today
Featuring Rebecca Hamilton, Genocide Intervention Network Representative, Harvard Law School/Kennedy School of Government student, and co-founder of the Harvard Darfur Action Group.
Podcast: March 22
Online Discussion: March 26-27
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