CGHR's mission is to understand and prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes. In doing so, CGHR takes a critical prevention approach. On the one hand, we grapple with critical human rights issues, including the most pressing 21st century challenges that may give rise to genocide, atrocity crimes, and related interventions. On the other hand, we use a critical lens to rethink assumptions and offer alternative ideas and solutions. (العربية, հայերեն, Français, 中国语, Deutsch, 日本語, Espanol, русский)
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Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Studies
“The Missing Picture”: Rethinking Genocide Studies and Prevention | July 14-18, 2019 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sponsored by the Center for Southeast Studies, American University of Phnom Penh and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, New Jersey
The field of genocide studies is flourishing. It is the focus of academic programs, a multitude of conferences and workshops, international diplomacy, research centers, public policy, and a rapidly growing and increasingly sophisticated body of scholarship, including field-specific book series, journals, readers, and textbooks. However, this remarkable growth has not been without its problems. Like all scholarly domains, genocide studies has been formed from particular disciplinary perspectives and traditions, resulting in a disproportionate focus on a small canon of cases as well as a predominance of literature marked by Western perspectives.