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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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.

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Location: Ghent University
Date: June 7, 2019
Re-visiting the Black Atlantic: Gender, ‘Race’ and Performance
University of Liverpool, UK
Conference dates: June 11-12, 2019

Afterlives: Rethinking the Politics of Loss and Demise

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Re-visiting the Black Atlantic: Gender, ‘Race’ and Performance
University of Liverpool, UK
Conference dates: June 11-12, 2019

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80th anniversary of the Spanish Republican exile: Routes and experiences
Location: UNAM, Mexico
Conference dates: June 12-14, 2019

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Robert Bosch Stiftung
Berlin Seminar: Truth, Justice & Remembrance
Seminar dates: June 16 – 29, 2019

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Seminar on Human Rights and Mass Atrocities
Location: Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland
Seminar dates: June 19-21, 2019

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2019 Mellon Conference
Traversing the Gap: Relevance as a Transformative Force at Sites of Public Memory
Location: 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City
Conference Dates: June 19–21, 2019

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Citizens and Subjects in the Italian Colonies:

Legal Constructions, Social Practices and the International Context (1882-1943)

Naples, 20-21 June 2019


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CfP: Italian Association of Public History (AIPH), 3rd National Public History Conference
Location: University of Campania Vanvitelli, Italy
Conference Dates: June 24-28, 2019

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The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its next conference July 14-18, 2019, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The conference title is “Missing Picture: Rethinking Genocide Studies and Prevention.”

This year’s conference is co-hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the American University of Phnom Penh and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. The sessions themselves will be held at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), a private, English language higher education institution in Cambodia. 

For more information visit the IAGS Conference website

  • 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