Genocide and Human Rights Webinar Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed how we all live our daily lives, and how we interact with the world around us. For the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies this means that for the first time in 18 years the Institute will not be able to welcome students and practitioners from around the world to its Genocide and Human Rights University Program. This intensive summer course aims to develop the new generation of scholars to engage in research and publication in the field of Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

In keeping with the Institute’s objective of providing high-quality educational resources, the Institute is pleased to be hosting a five-part webinar series presented by leading Genocide and Human Rights Studies scholars, covering conceptual themes and select case studies.

Each of the five sessions hosted via Zoom will be moderated by a representative of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. In order to promote discussion and engagement, participants are encouraged to review the recommended readings and think about some of the discussion questions prior to the sessions.

Session One: Environment/Climate Change and Conflict: Alex Alvarez

Tuesday, July 28th @ 4:00 PM EST

Session Two: Genocide in Rwanda: Hollie Brehm 

Tuesday, August 4th @ 4:00 PM EST

Session Three: Indigenous Peoples of North America: Lorena Fontaine 

Tuesday, August 11th @ 4:00 PM EST

About the Institute’s Genocide and Human Rights University Program

To date, over 400 students from 40 countries have completed the GHRUP program. The extraordinary shared experiences of students, faculty, and staff have resulted in the benefit of establishing strong personal ties and friendships and the development of networks that have extended well beyond the classroom.

“This educational initiative [The Genocide and Human Rights University Program] is a model creating a dynamic classroom laboratory for learning and dialogue about history and reconciliation and forming a community and network of committed, informed citizens and scholars worldwide”

GHRUP Course Director, Professor Joyce Apsel

Perhaps the most significant benefit of launching the GHRUP has been its graduates, who have gone out into the world to research, publish, teach and raise awareness about the nature of Genocide, the importance of human rights, and the necessity of genocide prevention. Click here to learn more!

The Institute looks forward to hosting the next GHRUP cohort in 2021!