Spring 2008 Seminar Series

Darfur village
Northwest Darfur: undamaged village (left), half a mile from a destroyed village (right), 
identified by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Crisis in Darfur, 2007

Modern Genocide and Contemporary Challenges (II)

Thursdays 1.30-3.20 p.m.,
ISPS conference room B012
77 Prospect St., New Haven
Open to the public

In Memoriam: Eric Markusen

January 31

Darfur: Failure without End 
Eric Reeves, Smith College, author of 
A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide

Commentator: David Simon, Political Science and African Studies, Yale (co-sponsored by the Council on African Studies)

February 7

Surviving the Massacre of Srebrenica: Oral Histories
Prof. Selma Leydesdorff, Department of Arts, Religion and Culture, Universiteit van Amsterdam. 

Commentator: Serena Giordano, State University of Milan 

February 21

The Armenian Genocide and its Contemporary Implications
Dr. Vahakn Dadrian, author of The History of the Armenian Genocide Turkey’s Post-World War I Military Tribunal: A Precedent for Nuremberg 

Prof. Taner Akçam, University of Minnesota, author of A Shameful Act Turkish Denial as a National Security Concept

March 6 

Agencies and Mechanisms of the Stalin Purges
Prof. Stephen G. Wheatcroft, History, University of Melbourne, coauthor, The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931-33 

Commentator: Sarah Cameron, History, Yale

April 10

The Question of Genocide in Native American History  
Prof. Kirk Davis Swinehart, History, Wesleyan University
George Washington’s War against the Iroquois

Commentator: Prof. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, History, Yale

April 17

Cambodia: from the 1990s to the Khmer Rouge Tribunal – An Update 
Prof. Benny Widyono, Economics, University of Connecticut, Stamford, author of Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia