INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: Resisting the Path to Genocide: The Case of States and Societies
May 6 – 7, 2011
University of Southern California
This first of three annual international interdisciplinary workshops will bring USC scholars and graduate students from a broad range of disciplines together with 7 international scholars working on core issues relating to genocide resistance at the state or societal level. The two-day workshop will allow USC faculty and students to engage in a wider discussion of these issues, and to connect with international faculty and build an international research network.
This year’s speakers come from prestigious universities and organizations in South Africa, Israel, the U.K, Switzerland, the Hague, and around the United States.
Topics for this year range include:
- the role of gangs and para-military groups in perpetrating genocide
- the relationship between genocide and democracy
- case studies analyzing resistance to genocide in Indonesia and East Timor, Guatemala, Armenia, and eastern Europe during WWII
- seeking effective post-conflict justice in Rwanda and Bosnia
The keynote speaker of the conference, Christian Gerlach of the University of Bern, Switzerland, will speak on “Resisting, Limiting, Decelerating, or Stopping Mass Violence: Historical Examples,” with particular emphasis on Nazi Germany and Indonesia.
Please see the website for full conference program, as well as a full description of the keynote address.
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