Spring 2000 Genocide Studies Program


Auschwitz from the air, 1944

Auschwitz from the air, 1944

Genocide and the Disciplines

Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut
Meetings take place Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

January 20
(Law School Auditorium)

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
East Timor and the Media
(Co-sponsored by Council on Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Linguistics, and the Schell Center for International Human Rights)

January 27

Genocide and Language
Alexander Laban Hinton, Anthropology, Rutgers University
High Modernism and Language in Democratic Kampuchea
Charles Mironko, Anthropology, Yale University
Ideologies of Race: From Difference to Death

 February 3

Human Rights and Psychoanalysis
Thomas Keenan, Human Rights Project, Bard College
Donald Moss, M.D., Psychoanalyst, Editor of IMAGO
Under What Conditions is Death the Penalty?

February 10

Definitions of Genocide – Dilemmas and Implications
Eric Markusen, Sociology, Southwest State University
Thomas Cushman, Sociology, Wellesley College, Editor, Human Rights Review

February 24

Beyond the Law
Professor Martha Minow, Harvard Law School
Professor Robert Burt, Yale University Law School
The Capacity of Law to Respond to Genocide

March 2

Approaching Historical Truth: The Performing Arts and Contemporary Reportage
Professor Peggy Phelan, Tisch School of Art, N.Y. University
Lawrence Weschler, staff writer at The New Yorker

March 23

Private Wounds and Public Discourse
Ms. Toni Dorfman, Theater Studies Program, Yale University
  Not Leaving the Fallen Behind: Mother Courage in Vietnam
Professor Robert F. Melson, Political Science, Purdue University
  False Papers – A Memoir of War and Survival

March 30

Memory and Representation in Monuments and Museums
James Young, Professor of English & Judaic Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Uncanny Arts of Memorial Architecture
Professor Vera Schwarcz, History, Wesleyan University
The Museum and the Garden: Art and Atrocity in a Corner of China

 April 6

On Meeting “Otherness”
Professor Bruce Wexler, M.D., Psychiatry Department, Yale University
Neurobiologial Antagonism to Difference
Professor John Demos, History, Yale University
The Heathen School: Confronting Otherness in a Nineteenth Century New England Town

April 13

Literary and Historical Narrative
Professor Deborah Dwork, History Department, Clark University
Professor Cathy Caruth, Comparative Literature, Emory University

The fifth in a series of Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars organized by the Genocide Studies Program