Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

Genocide: Passages and Pathways Conference Program

Program

Thursday, 3 April 2014
Engelhard Auditorium, 1st Floor, Engelhard Hall

Welcome Address
Jeff Benvenuto
Laura Cohen
Alex Hinton
Nela Navarro

CGHR, Rutgers University, USA

6:00pm

Commemorative Remarks: 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

6:10pm

I. Pathways to the Future: Genocide, Narrative, and the Arts

Ia. Performance

6:15pm

 

Moderator, Ian Watson, Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, Rutgers University, USA

The Path of the Borderland
Krzysztof Czyżewski, Co-Founder/President, Borderland Foundation, Poland

Break
7:00pm

Ib. (Dis)Continuities: 
From Ottoman Turkey to the Syrian Genocide

7:15-9:00pm

 

Moderator: Khatchig Mouradian, Visiting Scholar, CGHR, & Clark University, USA

Without Refuge: The Voices from a Syrian IDP Camp
Nela Navarro, Associate Director, CGHR, Rutgers University, USA

The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks 1913-1923: Myths and Facts
Thea Halo, President, Sano Themia Halo Pontian Heritage Foundation, USA

Aleppian Music Ensemble
Performance

 

Friday, 4 April 2014
Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library 

II. Time and Place

9:00am

 

Moderator: Joyce Apsel, Liberal Studies, New York University, USA

A Pathway to Genocide: Protraction of World War I as a Crucible for Mass Atrocity
Manus Midlarsky, Center for the Study of Mass Violence, Rutgers University, USA and
Elizabeth Midlarsky, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

Life (Stories) in Transformation. Genocide, Ethnicity and Polarization in Rwanda and Burundi
Bert Ingelaere, IOB, University of Antwerp & CRPD, KU Leuven, Belgium

Cultures Under Glass: The Evolution of “The Modern Museum” and the Representation of Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast US. Four Case Studies
Amy Fagin, 20th Century Illuminations, USA

Break

10:20am

 

III. Blockage and Flow

10:40am

Moderator: Toni Shapiro-Phim, Director of Programs, Philadelphia Folklore Project, USA

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Is it Helping Ordinary Communities in Transition from the Past to the Present?
Laura McGrew, Visiting Scholar, CGHR, Rutgers University, USA

Impossible Passages: Fiction, History and Auschwitz
Thomas La Pointe, Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, Bergen Community College, USA

Motivation in Genocidal Intent vs. Intentionality as Motivation: Methodological Mystery or Mystifications in Method
Edward Weisband, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech, USA

Lunch

12:00pm

University Club

 

*Lunch at the University Club is reserved for conference speakers and moderators

 

IV. Shades of Grey

1:30pm

 

Moderator: Natasha Zaretsky, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University, USA

Pathways to Accountability and the Rule of Law in Cambodia
John Ciorciari, University of Michigan, USA
Anne Heindel, Legal Advisor, DC-Cam, Cambodia/USA

Shades of Life and Death: Biopolitics and Liminality of Wartime Rape
Makiko Oku, Visiting Scholar, CGHR, Rutgers University, USA

A Railroad’s Pathway: A Question of Corporate Accountability in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
Sarah Federman, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, USA

Break

2:50pm

 

 

V. Genealogies:

Raphael Lemkin and Genocide Studies

3:10pm

 

Moderator: Douglas Irvin-Erickson, CGHR and DGA, Rutgers University, USA

The Provenance of the Lemkin Papers
Thomas Lannon, Assistant Curator, New York Public Library, USA

Archive Fever: Case Studies from the Lemkin Papers
Shannon Bilder, Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA
Laura Cohen, CGHR and DGA, Rutgers University, USA
Adassa Richardson, CGHR and DGA, Rutgers University, USA
Lynette Sieger, DGA, Rutgers University, USA

The Legal Pathways and Passages to the Ratification of the Genocide Convention
Donna-Lee Frieze, Center for Jewish History, USA

Raphael Lemkin, A Remembrance
Nancy Steinson, Artist/Sculptor, USA

Watchers of the Sky
Documentary Film clip

Lemkin Cinquains

Salon: Closings and Openings

5:00pm-6:00pm