Renowned scholar Robert Jay Lifton receives Raphael Lemkin Engaged Scholar Award

Raphael Lemkin, the person who coined the word "genocide" and pursued its criminalization in international law, taught at Rutgers Law School sixty years ago (from 1955 to 1956). To recognize Lemkin's legacy and his conneciton to Rutgers, CGHR will host a series of annual events starting in 2017-18 academic year.

The first event, the inaugural Raphael Lemkin Engaged Scholar Award and Lecture was held on December 5, 2017 -- the anniversary of the UN Convention on Genocide and the International Day for Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide. In addition, in February 2017, CGHR will hold its annual Holocaust survivor lecture to mark  International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To mark this occasion and highlight its past work on the Holocaust, CGHR has also launched a Holocaust Studies Project.

For more information about Raphael Lemkin, please see CGHR's Raphael Lemkin Project webpage.