CGHR News and Events

2018-19 EVENTS

Rutgers Global - Bigotry and Hate

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

CGHR Remembrance Event

International Holocaust Remembrance Event
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Dana Room, 4th Floor, Dana Library, Rutgers–Newark

Roundtable #4: "The Promises and Perils of Critical Diversity Project"
December 15, 2018 | Seton Hall University

Cosponsored by: Seton Hall University, Neve Shalom-Wahat Al Salam (Israel), Maplewood School District, Newark School District

Syria Crossroads

"Syria at the Crossroads"
December 11, 2018 | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | Dana Library, Dana Room | Rutgers–Newark

Lecture and Musical Performance by the Aleppo Ensemble

Atrocity Prevention Event

Atrocity Prevention in the Americas: Gender Violence, Citizen Security and the Role of the Police
November 29, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Lehman College (South Campus) | East Dining Room, Music Building

The Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies at Lehman College, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, and Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights invite you to a one-day conference featuring discussion panels with invited experts from across North, Central, and South America. Discussions will cover a diverse range of topics related to gender violence, citizen security, and the role of law enforcement as they relate to the prevention of mass atrocities in the Americas.

The event is open to the public, with interactive question and answer segments encouraging audience engagement. English-Spanish interpretation and a light lunch will be provided to registered attendees. To register, please RSVP to:

Rutgers Global - CGHR, Missing Picture 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.

Call for Proposals

Rutgers Global - CGHR, Critical Approaches Event

Critical Approaches to Genocide and Atrocity Prevention
October 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
Co-hosted by the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) and the Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba

This workshop brings together scholars in the emerging area of "critical genocide studies" and places their approaches in conversation with wider literature on atrocity prevention, early warning systems, and atrocity risk assessment. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend but must RSVP beforehand. Please contact

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