In April 1995, many of the world's leading experts on genocide met in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, to participate in an international conference, sponsored by The National Commission on the 80th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and the Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation. The purpose of the conference was to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Turkish Genocide of the Armenian people and to examine the tragic, worldwide phenomenon of genocide in this century from a comparative perspective.
This volume contains the collected conference papers on the Armenian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Gypsy, Jewish, Rwandan, and Ukrainian genocides. Many of these papers add a new dimension to the study of genocide. By providing a deeper understanding of the processes of genocide, they begin to lay the groundwork for our ability to predict genocide, and therefore make possible timely international intervention to prevent its future recurrence.