2014 Thematic: Passages and Pathways

2014 Theme: Pathways and Passages

Passage: "The action of going or moving onward, across, or past; movement from one lace or point to another, or over or through a space or medium; transit" (Oxford English Dictionary)

Genocide is crossed by pathways and passages. There are the pathways of the genocidal process, such as the historical and sociopolitical paths from which genocide emerges, the routes genocide takes once it has begun, and the post-conflict trajectories undertaken as individuals and societies seek a way forward in the aftermath. Such paths are mixed with passages, or processes of transformation, ranging from transformations of identities (e.g., perpetrators, victims, survivors, bystanders, witnesses, humanitarians, the “other,” and so forth) to those of sociopolitical states of being (e.g., authoritarianism, democratization, transitional justice, diaspora, and so forth).

During 2014, CGHR focused on how such "Pathways and Passages" are linked to genocide and human rights. Related initiatives included the "Framing Bigotry" film series, lectures, and an international expert meeting. In addition, CGHR hosted an internationational conference on "Genocide: Pathways and Passages" in April 2014. In the Fall of 2014, the Chair focused on pathways to/from perpetration, an issue that was the focus of a CGHR speaker series, a course, and CGHR Executive Committee Member Stephen Eric Bronner's new book, The Bigot (Yale, 2014). 

Fall 2014 CGHR/DGA Speaker Series
Pathways of Perpetration: Global and Local Intersections

Genocide Awareness Month 2014

2013-14 Film Series
Framing Bigotry (New Brunswick)

Spring 2014 Speaker Series
Raphael Lemkin and Critical Genocide Studies

April 3-4, 2014
Genocide: Pathways and Passages
Dana Room, Dana Library

CGHR's Director of Global Relations, Stephen Bronner, has released a new book: The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists (Yale, 2014)