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2016 International Conference Panel: Transnational Impacts

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens, Latin American Studies, CSU Northridge

  • Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, History, University of Texas at San Antonio      

    “The Guatemalan Refugee Crisis in Southern Chiapas, 1980-1984”
    (“La crisis del refugiado guatemalteco en el sur de Chiapas, 1980-1984”)
  • Silvia Posocco, Anthropology, University of London, UK

    “Traces, Remnants, Genocide: Transnational Adoption in Guatemala in the 1980s”
    (“Las huellas, artefactos, genocidio: Adopciones transnacionales en Guatemala en los años ochenta”)
  • 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.