The 2022 Program
August 1st - 12th, 2022


This two-week course provides participants with the intellectual framework for understanding the numerous, complex and often emotional issues related to genocide. An examination of several major cases of genocide provides the foundation for comparative analysis, along with the exploration of selected broad themes. The specific case studies and special themes may vary from year to year.


Using a seminar approach, the program provides a structured forum for analyzing universal questions relating to human rights and their gross violation. Students will gain an understanding of the following:


  • The development and meaning of Human Rights and their relationship to genocide

  • The background, sources, causes and effects of genocide

  • How to recognize, define and predict genocide

  • The social, economic and psychological impact on survivors and their descendants

  • Gender and genocide

  • Denial, Memory, Museum and Representation

  • Destruction by attrition

  • International law and genocide

  • Methods and strategies to help prevent genocide

The 2022 Syllabus (subject to change)

Snapshot of the Syllabus 
Taking the Program for Credit

Due to the format of the 2022 program, the Institute is unable to offer scholarships or the option to take the course for credit this year.

Students will be expected to prepare a ten-minute oral presentation to present to the class at the end of the course. More details will be provided in the syllabus and by the Course Director at the start of the program. 


All required readings will be provided to students at no additional cost. Students may find it beneficial to read the following text, which may be obtained from their library or favourite bookseller in print or e-book format:

Adam Jones, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. Third edition. London and New York: Routledge, 2017

Oral Presentation 

Meet Our Faculty (subject to change)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
Registration opens on January 1, 2022