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April 4 Symposium to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of the UN Genocide Convention

March 18, 2008 – 

Scholars from around the world will mark the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Convention with a symposium at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Friday, April 4. Juan E. Méndez, president of the International Center for Transitional Justice, will deliver the keynote address. The event is hosted by the Rutgers Law Review in conjunction with the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. 

What:  “The United Nations Genocide Convention: A 60th Anniversary Commemoration”

9:30 – 10 am: Introductory Remarks
Professor Alex Hinton, director of the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and Prof. Emeritus Saul Mendlovitz, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and founder of Global Action to Prevent War

10 – 11:30 am: The UN Genocide Convention: Past, Present, and Future
Professor Karima Bennoune, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
Professor Frank Chalk, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
Professor Jens Meierhenrich, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Martin Mennecke, Dept. of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Danish Institute for International Studies

11:45 am – 1:15 pm: The UN Genocide Convention Applied: Case Studies
Professor Dennis Papazian, Armenian Research and Publication Center, moderator
Professor Sheri Rosenberg, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Dr. Joyce Apsel, New York University
Professor Marcelo Raffin, University of Buenos Aires

2:30 – 4 pm: The UN Genocide Convention and Prevention
Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Beasley School of Law, moderator
Professor Roger Clark, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Professor Helen Fein, Institute for the Study of Genocide
Professor Gregory Stanton, International Association of Genocide Scholars

4:15 – 5:30 pm: Keynote Address by Juan E. Méndez

When: 8:45 am – 5:30 pm, Friday, April 4, 2008
Where: Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102