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Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series

The Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series was created in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the Institute's annual Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP). These series provide an online educational platform to engage students, scholars and the general public in emerging and pertinent issues in the field of Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Within these series, sessions have been led by leading Genocide and Human Rights Studies scholars, and have covered a range of conceptual themes and specific case studies.

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Summer 2020 Series 

Session 1: Climate Change and Conflict
Prof. Alex Alvarez
Session 2: Genocide in Rwanda
Prof. Hollie Nyseth-Brehm
Session 3: Indigenous Peoples of North America
Prof. Lorena Fontaine
Session 4: Genocide, Impunity & Guatemalan Lives
Prof. Debra Rodman
Session 5: Gender, Genocide & White Supremacy in the United States, Prof. Elisa von Joeden- Forgey

Fall 2020 Series 

Session 1: Future war with Prof. Maureen Hiebert
Session 2: Indigenous Peoples of Brazil: A Case for Genocide? Prof. Flávio de Leão Bastos Pereira
Session 3: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights with Prof. Tanya Golash-Boza
Session 4: Oral History, Human Rights, and the Law with Anoush Baghdassarian
Session 5: The Yazidi Genocide with Caroline Schneider

Winter 2021 Series 

Session 1: Draining the Sea: Counterinsurgency as an Instrument of Genocide with Prof. Cheng Xu
Session 2: Stalin's Activists: The Rank and File Perpetrators of the Holodomor with Prof. Daria Mattingly
Session 3: Erasing the Rohingya: Genocide and Identification Documents in Myanmar with John Quinley of Fortify Rights
Session 4: Becoming Human Again: An Oral History of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi with Donald Miller, Lorna Touryan-Miller and Arpi Miller

Winter 2022 Series:

Climate Change, Human Rights & Genocide 

Session 1: Climate Change, Conflict and Displacement: The Role of Human Rights with Prof. Sumudu Atapattu
Session 2: "Maples Are People": An Indigenous Critique of Ecocide, Genocide, and the Human/Nature Dualism with Prof. Lauren Eichler
Session 3: Indigenous Peoples, Colonialism and Climate Justice with Prof. Deborah McGregor
Session 4: Limiting Dangerous Climate Change: The Role of Human Rights, Citizen Suites, and Domestic Courts with Prof. David Estrin
Session 5: Changing Borders: Climate, Rights and the Future with Prof. Simon Dalby
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