Peter C. Schaehrer Memorial Lecture with Dr. Benjamin Meiches
Peace and Conflict Studies' Peter C. Schaehrer Memorial lecture with speaker Dr. Benjamin Meiches, University of Washington Tacoma Department of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, author of The Politics of Annihilation: A Genealogy of Genocide.
"The Politics of Genocide"
From Rwanda, to Darfur, to Myanmar, genocide is one of the most significant, stilling problems in contemporary global politics. However, the concept of genocide, which describes these events, was invented barely seven decades ago. How did this term, genocide, go from little more than an academic footnote to one of the most important terms for characterizing mass violence? Far from a story of moral ascension, the rise of the concept of genocide has been informed by relations of power and racism with lasting implications for modern humanitarianism, atrocity prevention, and politics writ large.
Thursday, October 3 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm