Organized By : Institute for Security Studies

Four years after the Chibok girls’ abduction, keeping girls out of school remains a key part of Boko Haram’s violent campaign in Nigeria. In Borno state, parents are reluctant to send their girls to school and many boarding schools have closed. But why is educating girls so vital in the fight against Boko Haram? And how can girls continue to attend school where the group remains a threat?

This View on Africa is presented by Ms. Uyo Yenwong-Fai, Researcher for the Institute of Security Studies in Pretoria. She will discuss how girls’ education can help win the war against Boko Haram.

New York, USA

The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights is hosting a panel event to draw attention to the role that truth commission archives play as a potential source of information for justice and the search for those forcibly disappeared in times of conflict or oppression. The panel will discuss historical decisions about access to truth commission archives in light of evolving standards on the right to truth, accountability, and justice. In addition, panelists will talk about the specific potential of El Salvador’s Truth Commission archives and how they can contribute to the search for the disappeared.

Binghamton, NY

By the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

13-15 April 2018

Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce its inaugural annual conference. Frontiers of Prevention is designed to bring together academic researchers and practitioners dedicated to the spectrum of genocide and mass atrocity prevention efforts. The intention of this inaugural conference is to initiate dialogue, exchange insights and experiences, and explore areas of possible creative collaboration between the academic world and the community of prevention-focused practitioners, both in government service and in civil society.

CFP Deadline: December 20, 2017

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Ottawa, Canada

13 - 14 April 2018

This will be an intimate two-day workshop that will include a maximum of 18 papers. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers in order to facilitate robust and productive discussions. The workshop will aim to publish a selection of papers in an anthology.

This international and interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners who are working at the intersection of memory of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality in order to begin to fill the gap in this field. We are particularly interested in the following questions, but any work relating to the workshop theme is welcome:

  • Oral histories of communities having experienced both physical and structural violence;
  • The interaction between trauma and precarity;
  • Social class and memory of violence;
  • Political ideology and affiliation as they relate to experiences of atrocity and poverty;
  • Methodological and ethical questions around working with people and communities experiencing inequality;
  • Narratives and narrativizing different forms of violence and exclusion;
  • Resisting hegemonic memory and explanations of atrocity and inequality;
  • Refugee narratives and the connections between violence experienced in home countries and exclusion in host countries;
  • Indigenous experiences of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality.

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Worcester, MA

By the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

12 - 15 April 2018

The Strassler Center will host the Fourth International Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in cooperation with the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The conference will provide a forum for advanced doctoral students and early post-docs to present their research projects to peers and established scholars.

This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Accordingly, we invite pertinent applications from all fields and disciplines and from countries around the world. Students working on genocides and other forms of mass violence in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and America as well as on the aftermath and collective memorialization of genocides are encouraged to apply.

CFP Deadline: 31 August 2017

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