Upcoming Events

ISG provides regular updates on events about genocide, human rights and related issues. If you would like your conference, workshop, class or other event to be posted, please email us.
Human Rights Day Celebrated in Geneva in December of 2012. [UN]
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“Law’s Trials and Wars:” A Book Talk with Professor Richard Abel.
Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights
New York City

A discussion on the fate of rule of law in the U.S. ‘War on Terror’
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Room 1008, Cardozo School of Law
55 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Book signing and reception to follow.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cardozo-law-institute-in-holocaust-and-human-rights-12980344798

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Join the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights in New York City for a talk with Professor Richard Abel on the fate of rule of law in the U.S War on Terror and his new books Law’s Wars and Law’s Trials. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.
Richard L. Abel is the Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA.
Info and RSVP at: https://bit.ly/2Qt21nW

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Cardozo School of Law, Room 1008, 12-1:30PM. Lunch will be served.
Join the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights for a discussion on the right to religious freedom and its relationship to equality and nondiscrimination norms under both domestic and international human rights law. Faraz Sanei is a Visiting Instructor of Clinical Law and the Telford Taylor Teaching Fellow at the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic. Prior to joining Cardozo he was the Director of the Project for Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies (The Graduate Center, City University of New York) and a Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief. From 2010 to 2015, Faraz served as the Iran and Gulf researcher with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division. Info and RSVP: https://bit.ly/2zYuA6l

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Panel event: “Racism, Xenophobia and the Rise of the Far Right at Home and Abroad: Navigating the Call of Justice”

November 27, 2018
Hesburgh Auditorium
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Join the Kroc Institute for a conversation on the strategies for understanding, naming, and confronting the rise in far-right populism in the United States and beyond.

More information here.

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You’re invited to a conversation discussing the 70th anniversary of the UN Genocide Convention. Discussants include Ernesto Verdeja (ISG, Notre Dame) and Alejandra Gonza (U. Washington), moderated by Jennifer McAward (Notre Dame).

Monday Dec 3, 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Genocide as well as the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights.

More info here.

  • whereTuesday October 17, 2017
  • whereCardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights

The ISG’s 2017 Lemkin Book Award Ceremony honoring

“An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe”
by Benjamin Madley.


Event Details
Tuesday October 17, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Third Floor Lounge
Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

The event will include a public talk with Professor Madley (UCLA),
as well as a discussion led by Professor Karl Jacoby (Columbia University).

Event is open to the public and attendance is free,
but please register to attend here.


This event is cosponsored by the Institute for the Study of Genocide and the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights.

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The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
University Program — Summer 2017
A Division of The Zoryan Institute

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2017  — How To Apply (click here)

The 2017 Program/ Snapshot of the Syllabus

This two-week course provides participants with the intellectual framework for understanding the numerous, complex and often emotional issues related to genocide. An examination of several major cases of genocide provides the foundation for comparative analysis, along with the exploration of selected broad themes. The specific case studies and special themes may vary from year to year.

 Using a seminar approach, the program provides a structured forum for analyzing universal questions relating to human rights and their gross violation. Students will gain an understanding of the following:

  • The development and meaning of Human Rights and their relationship to genocide.

  • The background, sources, causes and effects of genocide.

  • How to recognize, define and predict genocide.

  • The social, economic and psychological impact on survivors and their descendants.

  • Gender and genocide.

  • Genocide denial.

  • International law and genocide.

  • Methods and strategies to help prevent genocide

Dates Monday, July 31- Friday, August 11, 2017

Full details available at:  https://www.genocidestudies.org/2017-program