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GSI Education Symposium: Where Do We Go From Here?  Genocide Education in the 21st Century



October 26, 2023, TORONTO: The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) and the editors of Genocide Studies International (GSI) are pleased to announce the upcoming symposium, Where Do We Go From Here? Genocide Education in the 21st Century taking place on November 10, 2023, at Rowan University, NJ. This symposium is hosted by the Rowan Center for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute).

This symposium is bringing together leading scholars and educators of North America in the field of Genocide Studies to discuss the shortcomings of genocide education today, what “good” genocide education means, and how we can begin to chart a path forward.

For a complete list of panelists and moderators, please see below.

MODERATOR

Jennifer Rich, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rowan University and the Executive Director of Rowan's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, and the Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Education

PANELISTS

Joyce Apsel, Clinical Professor, Liberal Studies, College of Arts & Sciences at New York University and President of the Institute for Study of Genocide.

Arthur Anyaduba, Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg.

Deborah Dwork, Director of the Center for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Maureen Hiebert, Acting Director and Graduate Program Director at the Centre for Military, Security, and Strategic Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary.

Bjorn Krondorfer, Regents’ Professor and Director of the Matin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University.

Khatchig Mouradian, Lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University.

Kerry Wigham, Assistant Professor of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University and Co-Director of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

Jim Waller, Christopher J. Dodd Chair in Human Rights Practice and Director of the Dodd Human Rights Impact Programs for the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.

EDITORS

Alex Alvarez, Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University

Adam Muller, Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies graduate programs at the University of Manitoba, Canada

Jennifer Rich, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rowan University and the Executive Director of Rowan's Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, and the Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Education

Henry Theriault, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University

The symposium was made possible with additional financial support from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

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