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2016 International Conference Panel: Racist Discourse and Genocide

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Norma Chinchilla, Sociology, CSU Long Beach

  • Brigittine M. French, Anthropology, Grinnell College

    “Rios Montt's Public Discourse and the Cultural Logic of the Guatemalan Genocide”
    (“Discursos públicos de Ríos Montt y la lógica cultural del genocidio en Guatemala”)
  • Jorge Ramon Gonzalez-Ponciano, Anthropology, UNAM/Stanford University

    “El racismo y el “problema indígena” en la prensa guatemalteca antes y después del genocidio”
    (“Racism and the ‘Indian Problem’ in the Guatemalan Press Before and After the Genocide”)
  • April 16, 2012: Dr. Yehuda Bauer, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of the Holocaust, made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute's inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture. Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it.

  • April 19, 2012: For the Institute's Yom HaShoah Commemoration Event on Thursday, April 19, 2012, Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest and author of The Holocaust by Bullets, gave a keynote address discussing his field research on identifying sites of mass executions in Ukraine. Students, community members, faculty, and staff gathered for a moving evening, which also included readings by USC students, live music, a candle lighting, and prayer.

  • September 10, 2010: the USC Shoah Foundation Institute hosted a panel discussion that addressed the role of testimony in the process of national mourning, transitional justice, and memorialization.