WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2013
Dr. Mukesh Kapila
"Against a Tide of Evil: can we learn lessons from the first genocide in the 21st century?"
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Room: LB 1014.00 (Library Building)
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
Dr. Mukesh Kapila, former Head of the United Nations in Sudan, will reflect on his experiences in Darfur when he attempted to alert the world to the unfolding genocide. He will explain how he came to run the world’s largest humanitarian aid programme at the height of the Sudan crisis and draw upon on his extensive international experience working within the UK government, the UN and Red Cross movement. Dr Kapila will highlight the importance of individual accountability as well as collective responsibility in the prevention of genocide and other crimes against humanity in Sudan and around the world and will pose lessons to be drawn for future practice. After analyzing the current crises in Sudan, he will urge his audience to support his campaign against the continuing alleged crimes against humanity in Sudan.
Dr Mukesh Kapila is Aegis Trust Special Representative for preventing crimes against humanity. He is also Professor of Global Health at Manchester University and has extensive experience in Bosnia and Rwanda with both the UN and the Red Cross and as a government diplomat. His book ‘Against a Tide of Evil’ about the Sudan genocide was released in March, 2013.
Past workshops, 2012
"The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: An Inside View"
Speaker Dr. Craig Etcheson
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Room: LB 1014, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia – better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (KRT) – has been a source of controversy since well before it commenced operations in 2006. Now in its seventh year of proceedings, the KRT is facing a variety of inter-related challenges which threaten to compromise the completion of its underlying mission. Donor fatigue, allegations of govern-ment interference and other issues may interact to bring the court to a close be-fore it is able to reach finality on the substance of the allegations against the accused persons. We will review these issues and assess their possible impacts on the legacy of the Extraordinary Chambers.
Dr. Craig Etcheson specializes in post-conflict recovery of societies shattered by violence, with a particular inter-est in transitional justice issues. His most recent assign-ment was as an investigator in the Office of Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He has served as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and Yale University, and has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, George Wash-ington University’s Sigur Center and, currently, at North-ern Illinois University’s Center for Southeast Asian Stud-ies.
Dr. Etcheson is the author of numerous books, re-search monographs, and articles, most recently:
Reconciliation in Cambodia: Theory and Practice (Strategic Im-plementation 2004)
After the Killing Fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide (Praeger 2005, Texas Tech 2006).
The Specificity of the Ethnopsychiatric approach with patients who survived political massacres, genocide and gender related violence in Africa - Burundi, Rwanda & Guinée (Conakry)
Speaker: Nathalie Zadje
Tuesday 30 October 2012, 10am-11.30
Room: LB 1014, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Nathalie Zadje is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis. She is in charge of research and clinical studies at the Centre Georges Devereux and was a visiting researcher at the Centre de recherche français à Jerusalem (2007-2009). An expert in psychic trauma, she developed in France the first clinical research tools for survivors and descendants of Holocaust victims in 1990. In 2003-2004, she established and operated a university research center on the clinical psychology of trauma at the University of Burundi. In 2005, she established, with Dr. Ulman, at Beer Yaacov psychiatric hospital, an ethno-psychiatric clinic for patients of Ethiopian origin. Following the massacres of September 28, 2009 in Guinea, she established a psycho-social unit in Conakry specializing in the treatment of survivors and female victims of rape.
Nathalie Zadje has authored two standard reference works:
Les enfants cachés en France (ed. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2012)
Enfants de survivants (1993 reed. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2005)
Guérir de la Shoah (ed. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2005)
"Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Current Issues in the Field(s)"
Speaker: Doris L. Bergen
Tuesday 30 October 2012, 16.00-17.30
Room: H-762 (Hall Building), 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Doris L. Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies based in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on issues of religion, gender, and ethnicity in the Holocaust and World War II and comparatively in other cases of extreme violence. Professor Bergen is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
Dr Bergen's books include:
The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (1996)
War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (2003)
The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Centuries (edited, 2004)
R2P and Canada' s Humanitarian Intervention
Speaker: Senator Romeo Dallaire
2 November 2012, 10am-11.30 am
De Sève Cinema, ground floor Library Building
Roméo Dallaire is a Canadian Senator, humanitarian, author and retired General. He has had a distinguished career in the Canadian military: he is widely known for having served as Force Commander of UNAMIR, the ill-fated United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda from 1993-1994, and for trying to stop the genocide. Senator Dallaire is a distinguished Senior Fellow at MIGS, as well as Co-Director of the MIGS Will to Intervene Project. He also leads the Child Soldiers Initiative (CSI), a project which aims to generate the global political will to end the use of child soldiers. In 2002, Senator Dallaire received the Order of Canada.Senator Dallaire continues to write and speak out against human rights abuses, genocide and ethnic cleansing.
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