May 13, 2022: The Zoryan Institute is thrilled to be hosting its first ever GHRUP Alumni Virtual Panel Discussion on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 6:30PM EST. This event, titled Rethinking Studies in Genocide, Atrocity, and Human Rights: A Virtual Panel Discussion with GHRUP Alumni, will bring together a group of four GHRUP alumni from around the globe, with expertise on diverse subject matters to present their most recent work and discuss emerging issues in the field of Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

Prof. Joyce Apsel, Ph.D., J.D., Clinical Professor of Humanities in the Liberal Studies Program of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University, and GHRUP Course Director, will serve as the moderator for this discussion, weaving together the common threads between case studies and themes and highlighting what the presenters can learn from each others work and research. She will be encouraging dialogue between the presenters and the audience, and asking questions that provoke panelists to challenge their own perspectives on and assumptions about their areas of expertise.

Register for the Virtual Panel Discussion here!

About the Panelists

Anastasia Leshchyshyn
PhD Candidate, Political Science, McGill University

Discussion Topic: Connections between photography during the Holodomor and coverage of the current war in Ukraine.

Asya Darbinyan
Ph.D. in History, Clark University; Postdoctoral Scholar at Martin-Springer Institute, Northern Arizona University

Discussion Title: Introducing the Russian Empire and the Armenian Refugees in the Caucasus to the Armenian Genocide Studies

Daniel Gonzalez Stier
Professor, University of Buenos Aires and National University of Lomas de Zamora; Magistrate as Public Defender on Criminal Law, Buenos Aires

Discussion Title: The Prevention of Genocide: A Perspective From International Criminal Law

Lauren Grant
MSc Candidate, Violence, Conflict and Development, University of London

Discussion Title: The Genocidal Coloniality of Climate-induced Displacement: Rethinking Accountability and Legal Protection in an Era of Crisis

About the GHRUP

Through its annual graduate-level Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP), the Zoryan Institute helps develop and support new generations of scholars from across disciplines to pursue research, publication, and teaching in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and practice in the prevention of genocide and human rights violations. The Institute’s commitment to student success extends well beyond the classroom. GHRUP faculty and Zoryan Institute staff and volunteers provide graduates with networking opportunities and an academic support system that has contributed to graduates publishing their works in books and academic journals, including the Zoryan Institute’s peer-reviewed Genocide Studies International journal, going on to pursue further studies in the field, and teaching in over 40 countries. Many former students have also returned to the program as faculty members. This commitment to student success has allowed the GHRUP’s impacts on issues pertaining to human rights and genocide to stretch beyond academia and into international law, human rights promotion, and genocide prevention efforts.

To learn more about the 2022 Virtual GHRUP and apply today, please visit this page