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2016 International Conference Panel: Personal Reflections on Resistance

Language: English

Chair/Moderador: Douglas Carranza, Central American Studies, CSU Northridge

  • Ana María Méndez Dardon, Law, Canada

    “Historia personal: Creciendo en la resistencia”
    (“Personal story: Growing up in resistance”)
  • Heather A. Vrana, History, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

    “H.I.J.O.S.: A New Politics of Memory beyond Reconciliation”
    (“H.I.J.O.S.: Una nueva memoria política más allá de la reconciliación”)
  • Miguel Zamora-Mills, International Relations, Guatemala

    “Resisting Impunity, Preserving Truth: Victim participation, the querrellante adhesivo, and the Rios Montt trial”
    (“Resistiendo la impunidad, preservando la verdad: participacíon de las victimas, el querrellante adhesivo y el juicio de Ríos Montt”)
  • 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.