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Linkage of Ethnic Cleansing to Genocide to be Explored

November 1: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

On Friday, November 1 at 1:45 p.m. in Alumni Lounges of the Robert A. Scott Center at Ramapo College (SC158), Dr. Laura B. Cohen, Executive Director, will unpack the term of “Ethnic Cleansing” and analyze how the phenomenon is connected to genocide. Under the title of “Ethnic Cleansing: When Does it Become Genocide,” the program will be presented under the auspices of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Cohen will raise issues that have vexed experts and laypeople for years. The trouble is that the lines between what we have come to know as “Ethnic Cleansing” (the process of removing a group or groups from specific geographic or political area based on race, ethnicity, religion and/or other criteria.) and Genocide, as defined in the 1948 U.N. Convention, are frankly blurred. Dr. Cohen’s presentation will examine the topic against the backdrop of the hostilities that followed the breakup of former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Dr. Cohen received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s Division of Global Affairs in 2018. Her dissertation, “Conflicted Walls, Mixed Messages: Untangling Transitional Justice and Traumatic Memories at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial in Bosnia” builds upon the extensive fieldwork she has conducted across that country since 2010 as well as at additional atrocity site memorials in Germany, Poland, Cambodia, and Rwanda. Additionally, her chapter about the Srebrenica Memorial was published in the edited volume,Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching Genocide(Murray, ed.; University of Calgary Press 2017). Dr. Cohen  holds an M.S. from New York University’s Center of Global Affairs and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. She previously spent fourteen years in the corporate sector, including at Ogilvy and Mather and at Viacom Media.

On Friday, November 1 at 1:45 p.m. in Alumni Lounges of the Robert A. Scott Center at Ramapo College (SC158), Dr. Laura B. Cohen, Executive Director, will unpack the term of “Ethnic Cleansing” and analyze how the phenomenon is connected to genocide. Under the title of “Ethnic Cleansing: When Does it Become Genocide,” the program will be presented under the auspices of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Cohen will raise issues that have vexed experts and laypeople for years. The trouble is that the lines between what we have come to know as “Ethnic Cleansing” (the process of removing a group or groups from specific geographic or political area based on race, ethnicity, religion and/or other criteria.) and Genocide, as defined in the 1948 U.N. Convention, are frankly blurred. Dr. Cohen’s presentation will examine the topic against the backdrop of the hostilities that followed the breakup of former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Dr. Cohen received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University’s Division of Global Affairs in 2018. Her dissertation, “Conflicted Walls, Mixed Messages: Untangling Transitional Justice and Traumatic Memories at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial in Bosnia” builds upon the extensive fieldwork she has conducted across that country since 2010 as well as at additional atrocity site memorials in Germany, Poland, Cambodia, and Rwanda. Additionally, her chapter about the Srebrenica Memorial was published in the edited volume,Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching Genocide(Murray, ed.; University of Calgary Press 2017). Dr. Cohen  holds an M.S. from New York University’s Center of Global Affairs and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. She previously spent fourteen years in the corporate sector, including at Ogilvy and Mather and at Viacom Media.

Details

Date:
November 1
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.ramapo.edu/holocaust/

Organizer

The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Phone:
2016847409
Email:
holgen@ramapo.edu
Website:
https://www.ramapo.edu/holocaust/

Venue

Ramapo College, Robert A. Scott Student Center (SC158)
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680 United States
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Phone:
2016847409
Website:
www.ramapo.edu