Genocide: Passages and Pathways Conference 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


Commemorative Remarks: 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide


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

Ia. Performance



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


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



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


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

II. Time and Place



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




III. Blockage and Flow


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



University Club


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


IV. Shades of Grey



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





V. Genealogies:

Raphael Lemkin and Genocide Studies



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