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Human Rights Day Celebrated in Geneva in December of 2012. [UN]
  • 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.

  • whereMonday, July 31- Friday, August 11, 2017
  • whereUniversity of Toronto

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