20. April 2018

"Justice After Atrocity?,"

“Justice After Atrocity?,” April 19 and 20, 2018 – the 4th Master Seminar on Post-Genocide sponsored by Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for college seniors, graduate students, faculty and other scholars, and practitioners whose current or recent research projects address the feasibility of criminal justice and its significant alternatives in dealing with the commission of large-scale violence. While all proposed topics related to genocide studies are welcome, topics addressing the seminar theme will receive special consideration. The seminar will permit participants to present their research and receive criticism and ideas for constructive, new lines of investigation. Delivered papers are slated for publication in the Kean University seminar ebook series and, possibly, as a book.

 

The seminar will be facilitated by Lawrence Douglass, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College, whose own research examines the remarkable, rapid and yet radically incomplete development of international criminal law in bringing perpetrators of atrocity to justice.

 

Interested participants are invited to submit a 250-word abstract of a paper in progress or recently completed dealing with the seminar theme, or other theme, by March 1 to Dr. Klein, dklein@kean.edu. Please include your affiliation and cell number. The seminar will take place at Kean University's Human Rights Institute on Thursday, April 19, from 1 to 5 pm (to be followed by Douglass’s public lecture) and will resume on Friday, April 20 from 9 to 6 pm. Kean is a public New Jersey university close to Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Train Station, and New York City. No registration fee; lunch provided.

 

The seminar is cosponsored by the Kean’s Jewish Studies Program and the Reflections in the Aftermath of War and Genocide Consortium, a coalition of scholars and practitioners affiliated with Cornell University, Kean University, Georgia State University, and Yale University committed to exploring the aftermaths of genocide.

 

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