EPIIC Symposium 2020 - Video Recordings

Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities

The 35th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium

October 9-10, 2020


Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 9

Keynote Address: David Scheffer, Northwestern University

Welcome Abiodun Williams, Director, Institute for Global Leadership; Professor of the Practice of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
David Schefferr, Vice President, American Society of International Law and the Tom A Bernstein Genocide Prevention Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum


Never Again, and Again, and Again: Causes of Genocides and Mass Atrocities

  • Donald Bloxham, Professor of Modern History, specialising in genocide, war crimes and other mass atrocities studies, at Edinburgh University. He is the editor of the Journal of Holocaust Education
  • John Cox, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Manus Midlarsky, the Moses and Annuta Back Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Director of the Center for the Study of Mass Violence at Rutgers University


Genocide Does Not Happen by Accident: Early Warning, Prevention, Intervention

  • Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, a Toronto-based NGO dedicated to assisting communities at risk of mass atrocities worldwide
  • James Wahutu, Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard



Saturday, October 10

After Genocide: Prosecution, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation

  • Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy
  • Dr. Tawanda Hondora, Adviser and Head of the Rule of Law Section in the Governance and Peace Directorate of The Commonwealth Secretariat in London
  • Theary Seng, Founding president of CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education, a local Cambodian NGO. Prior, she founded the Cambodian Center for Justice & Reconciliation, now a major component of CIVICUS


Memory, Survival and Genocide

  • Ziyah Gafić,an award-winning photojournalist and videographer based in Sarajevo focusing on societies locked in a perpetual cycle of violence and Muslim communities around the world, VII Photo
  • Marcel Uwineza, S.J., is a Jesuit priest from Rwanda and a doctoral candidate in systematic theology at Boston College


Genocide in the 21st Century

  • Adam Jones, Professor of Political Science and Head of International Relations at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan
  • John Packer, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa
  • Gulchehra Hojais a broadcaster with Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service