Violence has become a central feature of our social world, and despite the globalization of human rights and cries of “Never Again,” violence and genocide persist. This presentation will introduce you to the historical origins and legacies of contemporary genocide. Situating the Holocaust within a broad field of genocide studies, we will discuss the 1948 Genocide Convention — it’s definitional and political challenges, the impact of Nuremberg in the wake of WWII, and the significance of labeling episodes of mass violence “genocide.”
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