Six sessions: February 18, March 11, March 25, April 29, May 13, May 27
Wednesdays, 4:30 -7:30pm
The theme for the spring 2015 Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education (MTI) explores “Justice Beyond the Holocaust and Rwanda.” In the course of five sessions, invited scholars will examine how the memory of the Holocaust has shaped ideas about justice in international law, human rights issues, military intervention to prevent genocide, and property restitution. While the Holocaust and its aftermath will serve as the primary focus, the sessions will also reflect on how other genocides have influenced the evolution of those issues. Through attending presentations by esteemed experts in the field and examining teaching resources, teachers will gain a refined understanding of the complexities of attempting to achieve justice after genocide.
What was the process that led to the recognition of crimes against humanity and genocide in international law? How did trials of Holocaust perpetrators and Rwanda genocidaires influence international criminal and human rights law? With whom does responsibility lie for the organization and execution of genocide? How do individuals and society achieve closure after mass atrocities have been committed? Are there limits to justice? What are the roles and problems connected to reparations and restitution? How can human rights violations and genocide be prevented in the future?
These are some of the questions that scholars and teachers will probe in the course of the spring 2015 semester. Advance registration required.
MTI Schedule Spring 2015
Justice Beyond the Holocaust and Rwanda
Meetings take place at Rutgers on Wednesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
'Preparing the Way': Raphael Lemkin and the Armenian Genocide
Khatchig Mouradian, Rutgers
Never Again: The Ongoing Struggles for Justice, Truth, and Memory in the Wake of Genocide in Argentina
Natasha Zaretsky, Rutgers
Holocaust and Genocide and International Human Rights
Sherri Rosenberg, Yeshiva University
Holocaust and International Law
Mark Lewis, CUNY
May 13: Teacher presentations
Restitution after Genocide
Brigitte Sion, New York University
There is no fee to participate in this program.