Jan 25, 2017

CfP: Conf, "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths," Kean University

On behalf of the organizing partners, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation is pleased to announce an official Call for Papers for "Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths," an upcoming weeklong event at Kean University in New Jersey, USA from June 25-29, 2017. Those interested in participating are invited to submit a 250-word proposal by January 31 to abstracts@kean.edu.

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths is a summer institute comprising a two-day conference focusing on the United States (June 25-26), followed by half-day working groups over three days on other societies around the world for comparison (June 27-29). It will explore tested and contested measures of dealing with the global legacies of large-scale, collective violence and atrocity crimes – including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide – against vulnerable communities and fueled by terrorist acts, rogue states, authoritarian regimes, asymmetrical warfare, internal conflict, and institutionalized discrimination. The Institute’s purpose is twofold: to clarify the anemic performance by state actors in managing atrocity and large-scale violence and restoring confidence in social stability and security; and to consider non-state, civil-society alternatives that, in the aggregate, could move progressively forward toward securing, if not transforming, successor societies. The conference and working groups will take place at Kean University, Union, NJ, nearest Newark; near New York City. These sessions are intended for scholars, non-governmental organization practitioners, government and think-tank policymakers, and teachers at all levels. Professional development and completion certificates, as well as Kean University course credits, will be made available upon request, after the conference and/or working groups. Attorneys may receive CLE credit in “professional practice” for particular qualifying sessions and working groups.

The conference-and-working groups Summer Institute is organized and hosted by the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University and is co-organized with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and the Cardozo Law School’s Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, with support from Kean University’s Office of Academic Affairs and Jewish Studies Program. The Summer Institute is co-convened by the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; American Ethical Union, a federation of Ethical Societies in the United States representing the Ethical Culture movement; the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University; the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University; and Kean University’s Human Rights Institute.

Keynoting the Institute are: Pablo de Greiff, Colombian Human Rights activist and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (confirmed); Fania E. Davis, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (confirmed); and others.

For more information, including guidelines for submitting a proposal, please see the full Call for Papers, available here: http://www.auschwitzinstitute.org/uploads/LSV%20-%20CFP.pdf

Warm regards,
Rob Scharf

Rob Scharf
New York Programs Officer
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