First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies

First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 16:30

The UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics is honored to be among the sponsors of the first International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. The conference will be held on April 13 - 14, at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus. A PDF of the conference schedule is attached. All sessions are open to the public (free of charge), and there is no registration fee or process for participants or presenters

This conference, titled "Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide," brings together scholars, activists, educators, and students from around the world to discuss origins, significance, and potential responses to official and popular genocide denial throughout the world. Given the contemporary rhetoric of “fake news” and the increasing avenues for almost anyone to share or promote stories without factual underpinning, the need to confront genocide denial is more urgent than ever.

The conference welcomes participants from around the world; approximately 15 countries are represented. The keynote speaker will be Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, historian at MIT and author of Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey (2016). Her keynote address will be titled, "What Can Genocide and its Denial Do to Feminism? The Existential Paradoxes of Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey." Henry C. Theriault, Ph.D., President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, will deliver a closing keynote address.

Please contact John Cox (jcox73@uncc.edu) with any questions about the conference.