4th Annual Genocide Studies Conference: "War Crimes Accountability"

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Friday, October 15, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Prof. Hayat Alvi, associate professor, NSA Department

This virtual event is open to the general public.

The global community has failed in preventing genocide in the post-WWII era, and in the 21st century, we see evidence of genocide and mass atrocities wherein certain wars and conflicts encompass calculated and systematic processes attempting and/or threatening genocide, ethnic cleansing, and/or crimes against humanity. We even see threats of genocide in non-conflict regions. Hatred has proliferated in the 21st century.

Since we study and analyze wars and conflicts at the US Naval War College, the concepts of genocide and mass atrocities are not only highly pertinent, but also extremely important in terms of ethical standards in the modern era.

This would be the fourth annual conference on Genocide, and it will invite panelists to focus on the issues pertaining to genocidal ideologies, warning signs of genocide, and genocide prevention. This year’s theme is “War Crimes Accountability.”

The purpose of this conference is to provide a panel discussion with Q&A about a difficult, pertinent topic that relates to our studies of war and conflict, and conflict prevention, in the context of “Genocide Studies.”

We will bring together scholars who specialize in the topic of “Genocide Studies.” At a minimum, this will open the door to discussions and analyses pertaining to genocide, and the reality that, despite the convictions of the global community in the post-WWII era, genocide has still taken place and continues to be used as a tool of war in the 21st century.

If we are still conducting conferences virtually by the date of this Genocide Studies conference, then we will open it to the general public. Otherwise, we will abide by previous audience limitations on campus due to security checks for entering the base.

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