This webinar, featuring Daria Mattingly of the University of Cambridge, introduces you to the Holodomor. Dr. Mattingly analyzes the perpetrators of the "Great Famine" that killed millions of Ukrainians in the early 20th century. Q&A period: 58:15 This session is the second in the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series Winter 2021 offering, make sure to sign up for the three remaining sessions by visiting www.zoryaninstiute.org and follow along with the Institute's work @zoryaninstitute on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
This webinar, featuring Cheng Xu, will examine the case studies of the Rwandan and Guatemalan Genocides to demonstrate how genocide is operationalized through counterinsurgency. Make sure to sign up for the remaining four sessions in the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series: https://zoryaninstitute.org/our-work/genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series/
The Zoryan Institute is thrilled to share with you the Forces & Factors Virtual Gallery. This year we have all seen the impact that connecting virtually can have, whether it is to one another, or issues facing people groups around the world. Explore the gallery for yourself: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5f3c284b481a185159c6c986?currentUser We believe art can transcend the barriers of language, provoke thought, promote, and inspire social change. This virtual gallery showcases a sample of the multi-media found in the Institute's inaugural Art Book, with pieces from a diverse group of local and international artists, released in December 2019, available exclusively on the Zoryan Institute website https://zoryaninstitute.org/books/forces-and-factors/. The Art Book presents both the academic work of the Zoryan Institute and artistic representations of the forces and factors that shape our lives relating to the topics of genocide, human rights, diaspora, and homeland relations. Listen to our curated Spotify playlist while you explore the gallery: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0j221QJdAcu0YQtcfpGhbe?si=-Aqe30KkQQinA6cst_2iIA. Follow the Zoryan Institute to stay up to date with all our projects & programs, @zoryaninstitute The Zoryan Institute is a non-profit organization, serves the cause of scholarship and public awareness relating to issues of universal human rights, genocide, and diaspora-homeland relations. This is done through the systematic continued efforts of scholars and specialists using a comparative and multidisciplinary approach and in accordance with the highest academic standards. Virtual Tour begins: 3:03 Jackie Kazarian: 11:50 Nima Arabi: 21:47 Carolina Uscategui: 38:43 Talin Megherian: 49:45 Q&A Period: 1:00:15
This webinar sheds light on the Yazidi genocide, especially on the forcible transfer of children during this event. It will also explore the role of researchers when studying a contemporary genocide. This session is the last in the Zoryan Institute's Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Fall 2020 Series. You can watch previous sessions from this Fall series here on our channel, as well as the sessions of the Summer series. Follow the Zoryan Institute on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up to date with the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series!
The fourth webinar in the Fall 2020 Genocide & Human Rights Webinar Series. Join Anoush Baghdassarian, Harvard Law student and Co-founder of the Rerooted Archive, to learn more about how oral history is increasingly used in human rights work, and particularly how it can contribute to both restorative and retributive justice efforts in post-conflict societies. Collecting oral history testimony augments the records, statistics, and reports that “write out” certain peoples and events from mainstream history. Since its inception in 1982, the Zoryan Institute has collected testimony from the survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, the 1988 Sumgait Tragedy, and the ongoing Syrian civil war. Learn more about the Zoryan Institute's oral history archive and oral history projects by visiting www.zoryaninstitute.org One session in the Fall 2020 series remains, The Yazidi Genocide - Children's Experience of a 21st Century Genocide, with Caroline Schneider. This webinar sheds light on the Yazidi genocide, especially on the forcible transfer of children during this event. It will also explore the role of researchers when studying a contemporary genocide. SIGN UP NOW: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BEdJGbGLTGiuSPPaLR8Wrg
Prof. Flávio de Leão Bastos Pereira discusses: Indigenous nations in Brazil are facing worsening violations of their human rights such as invasions of their traditional lands which is a fundamental basis of their lives and cultures; fires that destroy biomes caused by invaders; state violence and government proposals that restrict their rights. Is it possible to identify a genocidal process? Visit https://zoryaninstitute.org/our-work/genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-fall-2020/ to browse the remaining sessions in this Fall 2020 series. Webinars are FREE and open to the public, however, registration is required.
This webinar discusses how AI and autonomous weapons are likely to be used in the not-so-distant future, the drive to enhance soldiers’ performance through technology, and what the fielding of these technologies might mean for the legal regulation of war, civil-military relations, and the prevention and perpetration of genocide. The Fall 2020 Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series continues, visit the Zoryan Institute website to browse upcoming sessions and reserve your place: https://zoryaninstitute.org/our-work/genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-fall-2020/
Turkey has gone through significant transformations over the last century – from the Ottoman Empire and Young Turk era to the Republic of today – but throughout it has demonstrated troubling continuities in its encouragement and deployment of mass violence. In particular, the construction of a Muslim-Turkish identity has been achieved in part by designating ‘internal enemies’ at whom public hatred can be directed. This volume provides a wide range of case studies and historiographical reflections on the alarming recurrence of such violence in Turkish history. It shows not only how atrocities against ethnic-religious groups have propelled the nation’s very sense of itself, but also how the impunity of these atrocities has contributed to broader patterns of violence in the Middle East, including the rise of ISIS and other non-state actors and their violence against minorities, such as Yazidis. Visit our website to learn more and order your copy today: https://zoryaninstitute.org/collective-state-violence-in-turkey-the-latest-zoryan-institute-publication/
In the fifth and final session of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, presented by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), Professor Elisa von Joeden- Forgey discusses Gender, Genocide & White Supremacy in the United States. This session brings us to the end of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, thank you all for attending! To find out more about the Institute's summer program, GHRUP, please visit https://www.genocidestudies.org/.
In the fourth session of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, presented by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), Professor Debra Rodman discusses Genocide, Impunity, and Guatemalan Lives, as well as her personal research and experience working in Guatemala over the past 20 years. The webinar series will continue for only one more session, Tuesday at 4pm Toronto time. Visit www.zoryaninstitute.org to find out more and reserve your spot. Or sign up through our event page on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-tickets-114431393378.
In the third session of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, presented by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), Professor Lorena Fontaine discusses Indigenous Peoples of North America. The webinar series will continue for two more sessions, Tuesdays at 4pm Toronto time. Visit www.zoryaninstitute.org to find out more and reserve your spot. Or sign up through our event page on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-tickets-114431393378. Q&A Period: 53:55
In the second session of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, presented by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), Professor Hollie Nyseth Brehm discusses Genocide in Rwanda. The webinar series will continue for three more sessions, Tuesdays at 4pm Toronto time. Visit www.zoryaninstitute.org to find out more and reserve your spot. Or sign up through our event page on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-tickets-112663868664. Question & Answer period: 1:35:07
In the first session of the Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series, presented by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute), Professor Alex Alvarez discusses Climate Change and Conflict. The webinar series will continue for four more sessions, Tuesdays at 4pm Toronto time. Visit www.zoryaninstitute.org to find out more and reserve your spot. Or sign up through our event page on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-genocide-and-human-rights-webinar-series-tickets-114431393378.
The Zoryan Institute, in partnership with BARS Media of Armenia, is converting its oral history accounts of the survivors of the Armenian genocide into animation. To illustrate the courageous and inspiring life story of one such survivor, Aurora Mardiganian’s testimony will be the first to be made into an animated film, titled Aurora’s Sunrise.
December 9, 2017, marks the third International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of the Crime of Genocide and Prevention of this Crime, per a resolution adopted by the United Nations in 2015. This resolution, sponsored by the Government of Armenia in 2015, gives a voice to victims of genocide, raises awareness of genocides globally, and emphasizes the importance of striving for the prevention genocide and mass atrocities. This year marks the 69th anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Convention that was passed on December 9th in 1948, and this day serves to commemorate victims of genocide and be a source of motivation to create a world in which genocide no longer exists. To understand why December 9th is a day of commemoration for the world and especially for Armenians, please watch the video above.
"The issue of genocide and its lack of recognition has come with the price of denying freedom of speech, denying the ability to know ones history and continuous efforts to censor activities in Turkey." The Zoryan Institute had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Vicken Cheterian, journalist and political analyst. He teaches at Webster Geneva's faculty of media communications, and lectures in international relations at the University of Geneva. In this brief excerpt, Dr. Vicken Cheterian analyzes Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide and the impact it continues to have today on Turkish society.