Spring 2004 Genocide Studies Program seminar series


Ferhdija mosque in Banja Luka

This is a 1995 Landsat TM mosaic for the country of Rwanda after the genocide. The national border is shown in white. Genocide sites: Mass Graves (“lieus publics”) are shown in blue, Memorials (“lieux de culte”) in red, and resistance sites (“collines de résistance”) in green. Click on the map for a larger image.

Ten Years after Rwanda –
Multi-disciplinary Genocide Studies

Anthropology, Demography, Film, History, Law, Poetry, Politics and Psychoanalysis

Co-sponsored by the Council on African Studies at YCIAS

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:20 PM, 
ISPS conference room,

77 Prospect St., cnr. Trumbull St., New Haven 

January 29

Ancient and Contemporary Myths of the Rwandan Genocide
Charles Mironko, Anthropology Department, Yale University

February 5

The Political Economy of the Rwandan Genocide
Dr. Philip Verwimp, Fulbright Scholar, University of Leuven, Belgium
Visiting Fellow, Genocide Studies, YCIAS

February 12
3.30-5.00 p.m.
Luce Hall auditorium

Trading Women in Southeast Asia. 
Documentary film by David Feingold, followed by discussion session with Dr. Feingold (sponsored by the Council on Southeast Asia Studies at YCIAS).

February 19

Atrocity and Poetry: Edmund Spenser and the Massacre at Smerwick (1580) 
Dr. Vincent Carey, History, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

February 26

Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Legal Issues
Payam Akhavan, Visiting Fellow, Genocide Studies Program

March 4

Why Estimate Direct and Indirect Casualties from War? 
The Rule of Pr
oportionality and Casualty Estimates
Dr. Beth Osborne Daponte, Senior Research Scholar, ISPS/YCIAS

March 25

The Scottish Highland Clearances: Genocide ?
Kate Smith, University of Glasgow, Visiting Fellow in Genocide Studies

April 1

Holocaust Survivors in Israel: Memory, Trauma and Treatment
Dr. Dori Laub, Deputy Director, Genocide Studies Program

April 8

Remembering Rwanda: Africa in conflict, yesterday and today
Alison Des Forges, research director for African Great Lakes region, Human Rights Watch, author of “Leave None to Tell the Story”: Genocide in Rwanda

April 15

New Evidence on the Death Toll of the Rwandan Genocide
Dr. Philip Verwimp, Visiting Fellow, Genocide Studies Program

April 23
3.00 p.m.,
Luce Hall auditorium

The Flute Player. Documentary on former child soldier Arn Chorn Pond in the Cambodian Genocide, followed by discussion with Arn Chorn Pond
(sponsored by the Council on Southeast Asia Studies at YCIAS).