Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR)

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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  Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights
  cghr@rutgers.edu
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  New Brunswick, NJ 08901

CGHR Event

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.

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Rutgers Global - CGHR, Bigotry and Hate in the United States

CGHR launches Global Consortium on Bigotry and Hate

In response to the rise of hate in the U.S. and abroad, CGHR is convening a global consortium that will look at local manifestations of hate in a diverse set of contexts. The inaugural conference, “Bigotry and Hate in the United States,” was held at Rutgers on April 25-27, 2019. Consortium partners will subsequently hold conferences in Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, Norway, Paris, and South Africa, among other places. 

Bigotry and Hate in the U.S.: Full Program
April 25-27, 2019 | Inaugural Conference | Global Consortium on Bigotry and Hate | Rutgers University, U.S.
Click the link above for a full program of the conference.

Bigotry and Hate in the United States, Pre-Conference Events
Click the link above for a listing of all pre-conference events, April 25-27, 2019

Conference Presenters

Conference Participants

Conference Highlights:

Genocidal Affect: Situating Hate in the Frame of the Indian Problem in North America
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 6:15–8:15 p.m. | Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library Rutgers University, U.S.
Conference Kick-off Event
Speaker: Andrew Woolford, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in the U.S.
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 3:10–4:30 p.m. | Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library Rutgers University, U.S.
Speakers: Dr. Stephen Eric Bronner, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University & Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and Dr. Dalia Fahmy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University

Rethinking Peace: Discourse, Memory, Translation, and Dialogue
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 5:00–6:30 p.m. | Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library Rutgers University, U.S.
Book Launch Event with live music by the Aleppo Ensemble

White Genocide: The Far Right and the Center-Right
Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Conklin 446 Rutgers University, Newark, U.S.
Conference Keynote Address
Speaker: Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History and the University of Sydney