Panels and papers schedule

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018
First opening plenary session, 13h30-15 :00 (Amphitheatre Toga, Main building, 1st floor)

Welcome, opening remarks, and presentation of the conference by Elisabeth ANSTETT (CNRS, France) chair of the 6th INoGS Global Conference on Genocide Steering Committee.

Opening keynote speech of Alejandro CASTILLEJO-CUÉLLAR
Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar is associate professor and director of the Critical Studies Program on Political Transitions, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He also takes part of the international projects "Building Inclusive Societies with Young People in 5 Post-Conflict Countries" funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (England) and "Desapariciones. Estudio en perspectiva transnacional de una categoría para gestionar, habitar y analizar la catástrofe social y la pérdida (funded by the Ministry of Economy, Spain). He is currently working on a new book "After the Traces of the Body : Ethno-phonies, In(materialities), and the Sensory Life of the Missing in Colombia".
Narrative, spatiality and the itinerant certification of collective pain in Colombia’s search for the missing
In this presentation I would like to explore the ways in which the narratives of violence in Colombia, particularly in the context of the legal process that administered the demobilization of former paramilitaries, emerged through the connection between a series of procedures that sought to territorialize and localize the social experience of injury and harm. The text draws partly from my work as an ethnographer of transitional scenarios (understood broadly as technologies of change) and is part of a larger effort to understand the different and contentious registers in which collective pain dwells socially and the multiplicity of languages (technological, aesthetical, subjective, etc.) that a society has at hand in order to apprehend it. This text is also part of a book in progress “after the traces of the Body : Ethnophonies, In(materialities), and the Sensory Life of the Missing in Colombia”.

First Parallel Session, 15:30-17:00

Panel n°101 – Hospitals and mass violence (Chair Person : Raz SEGAL, Stockton University, USA/INoGS), Room 104

  • · Luisa VIERUCCI (University of Florence, Italy), "Attacks on hospitals as a weapon of the Syrian war ? The international law perspective."
  • · Anouche KUNTH (CNRS, France), "Bodies of Evidence : Medical sources for a renewal historiography of the Armenian Genocide."
  • · Veda YUMNAM (Tezpur University, India), "Silencing International Obligations in the State Responses to the Conflict Affected State of Manipur, India : A Case of « Weaponising » Healthcare ."

Panel n°102 - Perpetrators Studies (1) (Chair Person : Jean-Philippe BELLEAU, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA), Room 107

  • · Luca FENOGLIO, (University of Leicester, United Kingdom), "Protector of Jews and War Criminal ? The not-so-strange case of Police Officer Rosario Barranco in Italian-occupied southeastern France, 1942-1943."
  • · Burcin GERCEK, (Clark University, USA), "What influences the choice between participation and resistance during the genocide ? The different paths of Dr. Reshid and Emir Pasha."
  • · Maheswar SATPATHY (Utkal University, India), "Spectators and Bystanders, and Altruism-Mob Lynching, Micro-Aggressions and Symbolic Intolerance in Indian Pro-Social Society S."

Panel n°103 - Children in genocide (1) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 109

  • · Nelida BOULGOURDIGAN (Universidad nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina), "Treatment of children by military governments : the case of the Armenian genocide and the Argentine military dictatorship in comparative perspective.
  • · Thierry ROUSSET (University of Cape Town, South Africa), "Sans Archive : Working through genocidal violence in a Cape colonial archive."
  • · Arda MELKODIAN (UCLA/Fuller, USA) "Forced Separations and Unlikely Reunions."

Panel n°104 - Mass Violence and Technology (1) (Chair Person : Caroline FOURNET, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Room 206

  • · Melanie O’BRIEN (University of Western Australia, Australia) "Photographs as Evidence in International Criminal Trials."
  • · Hyokyung JUNG (Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Zealand, New Zealand) “Internet and direct and public indictment to commit genocide : social media and ISPs liability ."
  • · Ken MACLEAN (Clark University,USA) "The « slow burning genocide : satellite imagery, infrastructural ruins, and the rohyinga exodus ."

Second Parallel Session, 17:00-18:30

Panel n°111 - Coming to terms with violence (Chair Person : TBC), Room 104

  • · Domenico BILOTTI (Magna Graecia University, Italy) "Genocide, media, law and religion. "
  • · Eike FESEFELDT (Office of the Prosecution of Stuttgart, Germany) "The effectiveness of contemporary counter-insurgency operations : Boko Haram and the ‘Multinational Joint Task Force’ ? "
  • · Henry THERIAULT (Worcester State University, USA) "Terminal, chronic, and toxic exposure to genocide"

Panel n°112 - Perpetrator studies (2) (Chair Person : Jean-Marc DREYFUS, The University of Manchester, UK), Room 107

  • · Darren O’BYRNE (Cambridge University, UK/ Humboldt University, Germany), "The Margins of Perpetration : Wilhelm Kube and the Occupation of Belarus, 1941-1943."
  • ·Paul MILLER-MELAMED ( Mac Daniel College, USA) " Pretty Little Village : Ahmići, from Common Life to Crimes Against Humanity."
  • · Stefan Cristian IONESCU (Uppsala University, Sweden) "A Marxist Holocaust perpetrator ? Colonel Stere Marinescu, Romania’s war crimes trials, and his justifications for the deportation of Czernowitz Jews."

Panel n°114 - Mass violence and technology (2) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 206

  • · Rhiannon NIELSEN (University of New South Wales, Australia) "Reimagining « Virtue » in the « Virtual » : Using Cyber-Means to Protect Vulnerable Populations from Mass Atrocity Crimes"
  • · Fabiola NAVARRO (Leuwen University, Belgium) "Preservation or Conservation ? The collective narration on the war on drugs in Mexico and the right to the truth."
  • · Ernesto VERDEJA (University of Notre Dame, USA) "Mass Atrocity Prevention and Detection : Moving Beyond the Research and Practice Divide"


Third Parallel Session 9:00-10:30

Panel n°201 - Accounting for mass crimes : Truth Seeking, Justice and the Law in contexts of impunity Part 1 (Chair Person : Sévane GARIBIAN, University of Geneva/University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Room 104

  • · Sévane GARIBIAN (University of Geneva/University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), "Right to Truth, Truth(s) through Rights : Mass crimes impunity and transitional justice."
  • · Zahira Araguete TORIBIO (University of Geneva, Switzeland), "Emerging Archives of Unatoned Crimes : Mass Graves, Remnants and Expertise in Spanish Civil War Exhumations."
  • · Laura MUÑOZ-ENCINAR (University of Extremadura, Spain), "Forensic Contributions to Truth-Seeking in Post-Franco Spain : The Case of Castuera’s Concetration Camp. "

Panel n°202 - Challenging dominant interpretation of the Holocaust : industry, testimony, photography (Chair Person : Jean-Marc DREYFUS, The University of Manchester, UK), Room 107

  • · Kitty MILLET (San Francisco State University, USA), " Subjects in ashes. "
  • · Frank DABBA SMITH (Leo Baeck College, United Kingdom), " Ernst Leitz of Wetzlar and Leica : individual and corporate behavior . "
  • · Michael BERKOWITZ (University College London, United Kingdom), " Excavating dark corners : unexamined photographic histories of the Holocaust.

Panel n°203 - Violence’s long lasting effects (1) (Chair Person : Martha STROUD USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, USA /TBC), Room 109

  • · Christian GUDEHUS (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany), " Concepts, Epistemologies, and Heuristics regarding the Long-Term Consequences of Collective Violence."
  • · Frances TAY (independent scholar, United Kingdom), " Former Enemies, Current Friends : The Unaddressed Legacy of War Violence and its Effects on Modern Malaysia."
  • · Kristina HOOK (University of Notre Dame, USA), " Right on Time : Ukraine as a Case Study for Confronting the Challenges of « Post-Genocide » Designations and Their Implications for Theory and Practice."

Panel n°204 - Gender-based violence (1) (Chair Person : Caroline FOURNET, University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Room 206

  • · Natalie DAVIDSON (Tel Aviv University, Israel), " The Changing Definition of Torture : A Socio-Legal Inquiry . "
  • · Ana FORCINITO (University of Minnesota, USA), " Reframing Sexual Violence in Latin America : New Paradigms and New Challenges . "
  • · Brett TROYAN (State University of New York, USA), " An exploration of gender and gendered responses in the aftermath of Colombia’s conflict."

Panel n°205 – Logics of ethnic cleansing (Chair Person : TBC), Room 209

  • · Shushan KHACHATRYAN (Yerevan University, Armenia), " Lost and found : islamization of Armenian children in the Turkish orphanages during the Armenian genocide."
  • · Anahit KHOSROEVA (Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Armenia), " The ethnic cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq."
  • · Irina BARSEGHYAN (European Regional Educational Academy Of Armenia), " Mass atrocities during the "Ring" Military Operation in Getashen Subregion of Northern Artsakh."

Forth Parallel Session, 11:00-12:30

Panel n°211 - Accounting for Mass Crimes : Truth Seeking, Justice and the Law in Contexts of Impunity Part 2 (Chair Person : Sévane GARIBIAN, University of Geneva/University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Room 104

  • · Marion VIRONDA DUBRAY (University of Geneva, Switzerland), " The Concept of Impunity under International Law : Challenging the Grounds of Transitional Justice . "
  • · Adriana SCHNYDER (University of Geneva, Switzerland), « L’obligation étatique de poursuivre dans la jurisprudence de la Cour interaméricaine : l’exemple du Salvador. »
  • · Camille MONTAVON (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland), « Le Tribunal d’opinion de Tokyo pour les femmes de réconfort (2000) : combattre l’impunité des violences sexuelles en temps de conflit armé ? »

Panel n°212 - Genocide denial (1) (Chair Person : Caroline FOURNET, University of Groningen, Netherlands), Room 107
· Jared BELL (International University of Sarajevo, Bosna Hercegovina), " Memory Laws : Helper or Hindrance in Creating Collective Memory in Divided Societies ? Exploring Bosnia’s Struggle to Create Genocide Denial Laws. "
· Diego HAN (Center for Historical research - Rovinj, Croatia), " The Role of the "Victim" in Cases of Mass Violence : the Duality Between Corporal and Cognitive Dimension."
· Mari HOVHANNISYAN (National Archives of Armenia, Armenia), " Interpretation and presentation of future acts : Roots of Birth of Genocide Denial. "

Panel n°213 - Violence : long-lasting effects (2) (Chair Person :Christian GUDEHUS (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany / TBC), Room 109

  • · Yuliia ANOSOVA (National University of Kyiv, Ukraine), " The Ripple Effect from the Past : Legal, Political and Social Implications of the Holodomor for Present-Day Ukraine."
  • ·Martha STROUD (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, USA), " The Contamination and Contagion of Stigma in the Aftermath of the 1965 Killings in Indonesia."
  • · Karolina BARANIAK (National Archives of Armenia, Armenia), " The passage of time does not erase memories and suffering- the victims of gen. Pinochet’s regime in contemporary Chile."

Panel n°214 - Gender-based violence (2) (Chair Person : Mohamed ADHIKARI, University of Cape Town, South Africa), Room 206

  • · Mathias Chukwudi ISIANI (University of Nigeria, Nigeria), "War and gender : reflections on the Sierra Leonan civil war."
  • · Anna ALEKSANYAN (Clark University, USA), " Between Love, Pain and Identity : Armenian Women after the Genocide."
  • · Ronel KOEKEMOER (University of Cape Town, South Africa), " Sexual Violence as Subjugation and Genocide : The Cape Colony, California and Queensland in Comparative Perspective."

Panel n°215 - Problematizing violence (Chair Person : TBC), Room 209

  • · Nicholas Idris ERAMEH (Chrisland University, Nigeria), "Problematizing genocide in Africa : the Libyan case."
  • · Trevor JONES (University of Denver, USA), " Humanitarian Intervention at Mt. Sinjar, Iraq : a complex adaptative system analysis."
  • · David OMONA ANDREW (Uganda Christian University, Uganda), " The effects of violence in refugee camps on intertribal peaceful coexistence among South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani District-Northern Uganda."

Second plenary session, 13h30-15 :00
(Amphitheatre Toga, Main building, 1st floor)

Keynote speech of Bertrand TAITHE

Bertrand Taithe is professor of Cultural History at the University of Manchester. He directs the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the same university. He has written extensively on the history of medicine and war, humanitarianism and charity. He is currently completing a monograph entitled : the Humanitarians a History.

Unreliable Witnesses ?
Humanitarian evidence and narratives.

This paper wishes to examine how humanitarians have engaged with the concept of genocide and, on occasion announced or denounced genocides. Working on the examples of Biafra, Cambodia under Vietnamese occupation (1979-1989) in particular this paper examines how humanitarians have invested in the concept of genocide to found their own legal and historical relevance and legitimacy. Taking two examples of ’not quite genocides’ enables us to explore how humanitarians worked from the incomplete evidence of field work to attempt to establish a meaningful picture of events taking place in difficult to reach war zones. As the only witnesses, humanitarians have played a key part as mediators of atrocities - yet their evidence sometimes fail to reach legal or historical standards of truth. Other case studies with which the paper will conclude (Bosnia and Rwanda) showed that as NGOs matured in the 1990s so did their understanding of the historical significance of denouncing genocide.

Fifth Parallel Session, 15:00-16:30

Roundtablel n°221 - The Death of the Perpetrator : an interdisciplinary debate (Chair Person : Sévane GARIBIAN, University of Geneva, Swizerland), Room 104

  • · Sévane GARIBIAN, University of Geneva/University of Neuchâtel
  • · José AGUIRRE POMBO, University of Minnesota, USA
  • · Rosa Ana ALIJA FERNANDEZ, University of Barcelona, Spain

Panel n°222 - Shaping spaces and societies (Chair Person : Sophie GUEUDET, Sciences Po Aix, France/ Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany), Room 107

  • · Marcia EPARZA (City University of New York, USA), " Civic action : reiterations of colonialism."
  • · Pamela COLOMBO (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France), " Warfare by other means : military action programs in Latin America."

Panel n°223 - Violence long-lasting effects (3) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 109

  • · Armen T. MARSOOBIAN (Southern Connecticut State University, USA), " Rupture and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide."
  • · Ronald NIEZEN (McGill University, Canada), " Speaking for the Dead : Transnational Activism and Herero/Nama Genocide Claims in Germany and the United States."
  • ·Ngozika Anthonia OBI-ANI (University of Nigeria, Nigeria), " Tales of Biafran war : the Nsukka Igbo revisited . "

Panel n°224 - Gender-based violence (3) (Chair Person : Hope MURRAY, Riddle University, USA/INoGS), Room 206

  • · Olga BERTELSEN (Harvard University, U.S.A), " Cannibalism among Women : Genocidal Outcomes in Ukraine."
  • · Erma NEZIREVIC (University of Minnesota, USA) " Balkanizing the Body in Clara Usón’s La hija del este."
  • · Ahmad NAL-ADARBEH (UNRWA, WEST BANK /PALESTINE), " Tur El Zaga : Life of Dawaymeh village massacre survivor."

Panel n°225 - Lessons from the past (Chair Person : Jean-Marc DREYFUS, The University of Manchester, UK), Room 209

  • · Asya DARBINYAN (Clark University USA), " Armenian Genocide Refugees at the Caucasus Battlefront of the Great War."
  • · Denise BENTROVATO (University of Pretoria, South Africa), " Teaching about Rwanda ?s Genocide : A Review of International Practices . "
  • · Piotr MALOCHWIEJ (University of Wroclaw, Poland), " Aspects of Transitional Justice. War Criminals Trials Depositions as an example of under-utilized materials for documenting Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland."

Sixth Parallel Session, 17:00-18:30

Roundtable n°231 - Extremism, radicalisations and democracy (Chair Person : Hope MURRAY, Riddle University, USA/INoGS president) Room 104

  • · Alain CHOURAQUI, Camp des Milles Foundation President, France)
  • · Piotr CYWINSKI, Director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau state museum
  • · Karima DIRECHE, Director of Jacques Berque Centre, CNRS, Morocco
  • · Jérôme HEURTAUX, Paris-Dauphine University, France/ IRMC, Tunisia
  • · Xavier ROTH, Grenoble-Alpes University, France

Paper n°232 - Violences d’Etat (Panel in french) (Chair Person : Jean-Philippe BELLEAU University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA), Room 107

  • · José LOPEZ MAZZ (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay), “Salsipuedes : le génocide nié des Indiens charrúas et minuanos. "
  • · Mario RANALLETTI (Universidad nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina), « ‘Je suis entré à l’École navale en tant que matelot et j’en suis sorti en assassin’ Criminalité et violence extrême dans la répression clandestine en Argentine (1974-1983), ou la morale du tortionnaire. »

Paper n°233 - Humanitarian interventions (Chair Person : TBC), Room 109

  • · Kamal Kithsiri Karunadasa HEWAWASAM REVULGE (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), " How Organisational Culture within Australia’s Department of Immigration and border Protection affects compliance with the Refugee Convention- a methodological contribution."
  • · Imdad ULLAH (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan), " Searching for the Stable Legal Norms : The Case of Humanitarian Intervention."
  • · Rajeesh KUMAR (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India), " The International Committee of the Red Cross in Darfur Conflict.

Panel n°234 - Gender-based violence (4) (Chair Person : Mohamed ADHIKARI, University of Cape Town, South Africa), Room 206

  • · Rachel E. McGINNIS (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA/International Network of Genocide Scholars), " Ungendering Sexual Violence and Mass Atrocities During Conflict - When Men and Boys are Victims."
  • · Nompilo NDOVOLU (University of Cape Town, South Africa) "Reclaiming the lost words of Gukurahundi."
  • · Armela XHAHO (University of Groningen, The Netherland), " Gendered Identities : Masculinity, ethnicity and sexual violence in former Yugoslavia."  


Seventh Parallel Session, 9:00-10:30

Panel n°301 - Voicing genocidal violence in the courtroom and beyond (Chair Person : Caroline FOURNET, University of Groningen, Netherlands ), Room 104

  • · Suzanne SCHOT (University of Groningen, Netherlands) " Mission (im)possible ? The process of preparing witnesses of mass crime for giving testimony in court."
  • · Yves SEZIRAHIGA (University of Groningen, Netherlands), " The genocide victim’s perspectives on the right to reparation in Rwanda."
  • · Clotilde PÉGORIER (University of Essex, United Kingdom), " Media Representations of Mass Violence and Transitional Justice."

Panel n°302 - T4 Should Be to Disabled People What Auschwitz is For Jewish People
(Chair person : David MITCHELL, George Washington University, USA), Room 107

  • · David MITCHELL (George Washington University, USA), " T4 Should Be to Disabled People What Auschwitz is For Jewish People."
  • · Sharon SNYDER (George Washington University, USA), " Posthumanist T4 Memory."
  • · Cameron MITCHELL (CSM Productions, USA), " Disposable Humanity : The Making of a Feature-Length Documentary Film about Action T4. "

Panel n°303 - Cultural genocide (1) (Chair Person : TCB), Room 109

  • · Tehmine MARTOYAN (University of Yerevan, Armenia) " Why did the Armenians exclude the possibility of their annihilation during the genocide ?. "
  • · Gözde YILMAZ (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey), " Mental Habits, Cultural Genocide and Traumas : Are They Interrelated with Each Other ?"
  • · Kaziwa SALIH (Queens’ University, Canada), " Ethnic Engineering of the Kurds through Assimilative Education."

Panel n°304 - Colonial Violence (Chair Person : Marcia EPARZA (City University of New York, USA / TBC), Room 206

  • · Nkemjika Chimée IHEDIWA (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria), " British Colonial Rule and Mass Violence in Nigeria : Extrapolations from « Obegu »massacre in Southeastern Nigeria . "
  • · Meenakshi CHAUHAN (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), " Memorial writing : a site of recovery from the traumatic past."
  • · Mohamed ADHIKARI (University of Cape Town, South Africa), " Raiders, Slavers, Conquistadors, Settlers : The Role of Civilian-driven Violence in the Extermination of Indigenous Canary Islanders. "

Panel n°305 -Hate and savagery (Chair Person : Benoit POUGET, UMR 7268 Adès, France), Room 209

  • · Jean-Philippe BELLEAU (University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA), " Killing the elites : Hatred and mass violence in Haiti, 1812-1964."
  • · Tricia LOGAN (University of Manitoba, Canada), " Spirits for spirits : Image of the « Savage », alcohol, abuse and death."
  • · Ian RICH (Germany), " Alcohol and the Celebration of Transgressive Behaviour."

Eighth Parallel Session, 11:00-12:30

Panel n°311 -Genocide, victimhood and dark tourism in Cambodia (Chair Person : Rachel KILLEAN, Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom), Room 104

  • · Rachel KILLEAN (Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom), " Truth telling and narratives of the past in sites of dark tourism."
  • · Cheryl LAWTHER (Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom), " Voice, Visibility and Authenticity : Victimhood and Dark Heritage in Cambodia."
  • · Lauren DEMPSTER (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom), " Dark Tourist Sites as Spaces of Transitional Justice : A Case Study of Cambodia."

Panel n°312 -Genocide prevention (1) (Chair Person : Rachel E. McGINNIS, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), Room 107

  • · Nathaniel UMUKORO (Edo University, Nigeria), " Institutional Capacity for Preventing Terrorism and Gendered Violence in Nigeria : Internal and External Challenges. "
  • · Lena CASIEZ (Camp des Milles Foundation, France), " A responsibility to prevent mass atrocities ?"
  • · Gregor MAUČEC (European University Institute, Italy), " Protecting Minorities from Mass Violence and Atrocity Crimes through Global Courts : a Socio-Legal Appraisal."

Panel n°313 - Cultural genocide (2) (Chair Person : TCB), Room 109

  • · Leora BILSKY (Tel Aviv University, Israel), " Cultural Genocide - The Return of the Repressed ?"
  • · Yenny NARNY (Andalas University, Indonesia), " A woman’s story of survival : resilience, civil war and schizophrenia in West Sumatra, Indonesia. "
  • · Diana HAYRAPETYAN (Yerevan State Univeristy, Armenia), " Ottoman Guilds as a Means of Force Islamization Policy in Armenian Manuscripts."

Panel n°315 - Narratives and Violence memory (Chair Person : Jean-Marc DREYFUS, The University of Manchester, UK), Room 209

  • · Olakunle FOLAMY (Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria), " Genocide and Post-Conflict Narratives among the Igbo Separatists in the Southeast, Nigeria."
  • · Stacy VEEDER (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA), " Entreaties Against Genocide : Persecution, Petition, and Identity in Correspondence from the Concentration Camps of France."
  • · Hasmik GRIGORYAN (National Academy of Sciences, Armenia), " The ways of gathering food as an act of « moral resistance » during the Armenian genocide."
  • · Ruben MELKONYAN (Yerevan state University, Armenia), " Childhood voices from the past : two genocide narratives and « mental motherland » concept."

INoGS Business meeting, 13h30-15 :00
(Amphitheatre Toga, Main building, 1st floor)

Meeting held by Hope MURRAY, Riddle University, USA (INoGS President), Mohamed ADHIKARI, University of Cape Town, South Africa (INoGS, Vice-President), Raz SEGAL, Stockton University, USA (INoGS Executive Secretary) and Rachel E. McGINNIS, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA (INoGS Vice-Executive Secretary).

Ninth Parallel Session, 15:00-16:30

Panel n°321 - Voices of victims (Chair Person : Rachel E. McGINNIS, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), Room 104

  • · Sara BROWN (USC Shoah Foundation/ The Institute for Visual History and Education, USA), " Humanizing Genocide : Locating Individual Narratives in the Classroom. "
  • · Doris MELKONIAN (UCLA/Fuller USA), " Spiritual resistance during the Armenian genocide."
  • · Sarah FEDERMAN (University of Baltimore United States) "Derniers Mots : French Holocaust survivors’ last words about anti-semitism, neo-fascism, and the refugee crisis."

Panel n°322 - Paramilitarism : a comparative project (Chair Person : Sophie GUEUDET, Sciences Po Aix, France/ Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany), Room 107

  • · Ugur Umit UNGOR (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Netherlands), " Paramilitaries as Perpetrators : Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State. "
  • · Iva VUKUSIC (Utrecht University, Netherlands), " Diverse and omnipresent : Serb(ian) paramilitaries in Bosnia in 1992. "
  • · Ayhan ISIK (Utrecht University, Netherlands) " Reorganization of Paramilitary Forces in Turkey in the Early 1990s. "

Panel n°323 - Hate speech and ideology (1) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 109

  • · Olusegun James ADEYERI (Lagos State University, Nigeria), " Ethnic Propaganda, Hate Speech and Mass Violence in Igbo-Hausa/Fulani Relations in Postcolonial Nigeria. "
  • · Edward WEISBAND (Virginia Tech, USA), " Modes of Human Violation in Collective Violence : The Macabresque in Torture, Torment, and Agony. "
  • · Christopher DAVEY (University of Bradford, United Kingdom) "Formed in the Vortex : Perpetration and Identity in the Genocide Rwandan Refugees. »

Panel n°324 - Restorative justice (1) (Chair Person : Jean-Marc DREYFUS, The University of Manchester, UK), Room 206

  • · Cyril ADONIS (Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa), " Transitional justice in South Africa - perpectives of descendents of victims of Apartheid-era gross human rights violations."
  • · Holly GUTHREY (Uppsala University, Sweden), " Exploring Linkages between Violence, Security and Bottom-up Processes in the Aftermath of Mass Violence. "
  • · Michael BAZYLER (Chapman University, USA), " The Evian Conference and Rights of Refugees Fleeing Genocide. "

Tenth Parallel Session, 17:00-18:30

Panel n°331 - Forcible transfer of population (Chair Person : Pamela COLOMBO, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France), Room 104

  • · Dirk MOSES (University of Sydney, Australia), " Partitions, Hostages, Transfer : Retributive Violence and National Security. "
  • · Edita GZOYAN (Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Armenia), " Heal The People from Genocide : Reclamation of Armenian Children in the Neutral House of Constantinople."
  • · Andrew BASSO (University of Calgary, Canada), " The Departed : Climate Change, Forced Displacement, and Human Rights in the 21st Century. "

Panel n°332 - Huellas i posteridad de la violencia (Panel in spanish) (Chair Person : José LOPEZ MAZZ (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay), Room 107

  • · Octavio NADAL (Centro Cultural Museo de la Memoria Uruguay), " Uruguay, ocultamiento de la violencia genocida durante el terrorismo de estado : El pasado reciente que muestra la arqueología . "
  • · Ricardo LESSA FILHO (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil), " A crime without a name : por una teoría arqueológica del genocidio. "
  • · Maria Cristina NIN (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina), "El trauma del genocidio en Ruanda a través de las voces de las víctimas. Diálogo entre literatura y geografía. "
  • · Laura LANGA MARTINEZ (CSIC, Spain), " Los Nasa : entre el epistemicidio, la cotidianidad de la violencia y la ilusión transicional en Colombia . "

Panel n°333- Hate speech (2) (Chair Person : Hope MURRAY, Riddle University, USA/INoGS), Room 109

  • · Jonathan LEADER-MAYNARD (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), " Ideology and Strategy in Genocides and Mass Killings. "
  • · Ramazan DEMIRLEK (Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany), " Anti-Semitism And Anti-Armenianism in Ottoman Empire and Germany. "
  • · Simon RETTENBACHER (Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany), " German science in the Ottoman empire. "

Panel n°334- Restorative justice (2) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 206

  • · François MASABO (University of Rwanda, Rwanda), " Re-socializing after genocide in Rwanda. "
  • · Timothy WILLIAMS (Marburg University, Germany), " Victims’ justice ? Perceptions of justice and reconciliation among Cambodian victims of the Khmer Rouge. "
  • · Isaac KFIR (Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australia), " The need for transformative justice : Iraq and the Halabja « Genocide . "


Eleventh Parallel Session, 9 :00-10:30

Roundtable n°401- Medicine and Holocaust : definition, teaching and memory (Chair Person : Esther CUERDA, Centro Investigación Totalitarismos y Movimientos Autoritarios, Germany), Room 1

  • · Esther CUERDA, (Centro Investigación Totalitarismos y Movimientos Autoritarios, Germany)
  • · Jacques D. BARTH (TreeGenes Program, Netherlands)
  • · Matthis KRISCHEL (Heinrich Heiner University, Germany)
  • · Maria VAN BEURDEN CAHN (TreeGenes Program, Netherlands)

Panel n°402- Genocide denial (2) (Chair Person : TBC), Room 2

  • · Onur URAZ (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), " The Crime of « Genocide Denial » : An Assessment of the Conceptual and Legal Bases."
  • · Ogata TETSUSHI (Soka University of America, USA), " Is Japan apologizing or denying ? Memories and narratives of the wartime responsibilities of sexual violence in East Asia."
  • · Dejana RADISAVLJEVIC (Sheffield University, United Kingdom), "The ICTY : Srebrenica and the Culture of Denial."

Panel n°403- Governing the dead (Chair Person : Elisabeth ANSTETT, CNRS, France), Room 3

  • · Guido NICOLOSI (University of Catane Italy), " Lampedusa, 3 October 2013 : Anatomy of a social representation. "
  • · Caroline BENNETT (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), " Raising the dead : political uses of the dead and their graves in Cambodia."
  • · Rachel BENNETT (Lawyer, Australia) and John REES (University of Notre Dame, Australia), " Justice for the deceased : a four-fold framework. "
  • · Theodosios KYRIAKIDIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), " Symbolic violence and memory in the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus."

Panel n°404- Political use of the past (Chair person : Benoit POUGET, UMR 7268 Adès, France), Room 4

  • · Sophie GUEUDET (Sciences Po Aix, France/ Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany), " The political use of the historiography on war crimes in Republika Srpska."
  • · Raz SEGAL (Stockton University, USA/INoGS) " Making Hungary Great Again : State Building, Mass Violence, and the Irony of Global Holocaust Memory."
  • · Katja SEIDEL (University of Vienna, Austria), " Contested Politics of Genocide : Recognition, Legitimacy and the Media in Post-transitional Argentina."

Panel n°405- Mass violence now (Chair Person : TBC), Room 6

  • · Antonella REGUEIRO FERNANDEZ (Lynn University, USA), " Venezuela : A blossoming humanitarian tragedy."
  • · Andrea PURDEKOVA (University of Bath, United Kingdom), " #StopThisMovie and the Pitfalls of Genocide Prevention : Framing of Violence and Anticipation of Escalation in Burundi’s Crisis (2015-2017)."
  • · Clémence PINAUD (Indiana University, USA), " Violence against civilians in South Sudan : From multi-ethnic cleansing to genocide."

Third and closing plenary session, 11 :00-12 :30
(Amphitheatre Toga, Main building, 1st floor)

Keynote speach of Elisa von JOEDEN-FORGEY.
Elisa von Joeden-Forgey is the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey, Director of the graduate Genocide Prevention Certificate Program, and President of Genocide Watch. She is also on the editorial board of Genocide Studies International and former First Vice President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. She earned her BA in History from Columbia University and a PhD degree in modern German and African history from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 and 2011 Dr. von Joeden-Forgey was a workshop coordinator for the Raphael Lemkin Program in Genocide Prevention hosted by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation in Krakow and Oswiecim, Poland. Her current research on race, gender and genocide has appeared in the Journal of Genocide Studies and Prevention, the Oxford Handbook on Genocide, New Directions in Genocide Research, Genocide : A Bibliographic Review, Hidden Genocide : Power, Knowledge and Memory, and the recent collected volumes Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention, Economic Aspects of Genocide, Mass Killing, and Their Prevention, and Women and Genocide : Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators. She is currently completing a book on gender and the prevention of genocide that will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Human Security from the Grassroots : Power, History, & the Dialogic Imagination (or A New Approach to Genocide Prevention)

In this presentation I will examine some of the prevalent assumptions about genocide prevention in the world today with reference to the genealogies of praxis that undergird them, specifically the contradictions within nineteenth and twentieth-century forms of humanitarianism, and how these assumptions have led us to a situation of political deadlock in which we are left without models of agency as mass atrocity unfolds around us. As a response to the political deadlock, I will suggest a dialogic approach to human security and long-term genocide prevention that engages concepts drawn from the fields of peacemaking, radical public health, reproductive justice, and critical pedagogy.