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Sacramento State's 5th International Conference on Genocide: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe:


California State University, Sacramento

The Department of Ethnic Studies

In Collaboration with:

The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

The College of Arts and Letters

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide in Rwanda (CNLG)

Sonoma State University

Dickinson College

Global Majority

Friends of Rwanda Association


The 5th International Conference on Genocide

Theme: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability

November 1-3, 2018


California State University, Sacramento, USA

Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento, in collaboration with its partners invites individual paper and panel submissions for its 5th International Conference on Genocide.

This is the 5th time the Conference on Genocide is taking place at the Sacramento State Campus. The conferences solidify the legacy of our late Rwandan colleague Professor Alexandre Kimenyi, whose pioneering spirit and selfless sacrifice led to Sacramento State hosting the first International Genocide conference in 1998. The success of the initial conference was followed by the 2004 International Genocide conference, a 2007 National Genocide conference focusing solely on “Rwanda after the Genocide,” and another International Conference on Genocide in 2011. The Genocide Conferences also underscore our commitment to foster a university community that values diversity and promotes international understanding and goodwill.

This year’s theme: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability examines themes related to collective memory of genocide with a specific focus on genocide denial, international arrest warrants in the aftermath of genocides, revisionism; survivor’s testimonies; transitional justice, genocide prevention; ending impunity, prosecution and extradition of fugitives from mass killings. The conference explores ideologies that diminish the significance and severity of genocide in a form of historical revisionism in Rwanda and other genocide contexts such as Germany, Armenia, and Bosnia. Other areas include any aspect of Genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the Jewish Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the Cambodian killing fields, East Timor, the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda, The Genocide in Darfur, the mass violence in Burundi, as well as the Genocide of Indigenous people in the Americas. Papers that address mass killings in Indonesia 1965- 1966, East Pakistan, Godhra, and Rohingya massacres in Myanmar, will be considered. The 5th International conference will engage challenges, responses, and responsibilities ratified in Articles V and VII of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in collaboration with countries like Rwanda and the international community in efforts to bring those involved in the 1994 Genocide to justice, and what has worked in the past and what new options can be developed to make efforts of post-genocide governments more effective.

We welcome papers and panels featuring individual case studies, historical investigations, conceptual approaches and frameworks, comparative studies, and practitioner reflections. We are especially interested in papers/panels that address one or more aspects of the conference theme, both broadly and specifically.

The organizing committee welcomes individual paper and panel proposals, provided a panel does not exceed 4 presenters in each panel. For individual papers, no more than 2 authors/presenters will be accepted for each paper proposal. Each person is limited to only 2 presentations, as individual or co-presenter in the conference.

Please submit an abstract that is 150 words (maximum) in length, CV (1 page maximum), and full contact information including title, institution, and email.

You will be notified of the acceptance of your proposal by email, including registration, hotel, transportation, and other related information.

Selected abstracts will be published in the final conference program and should be of publishable quality.

Proposals and presentations in English are preferred, but we may be able to accommodate French speakers.

Abstract Submission Deadline is: April, 27 2018

Please submit your abstract via email to Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe

Email address:

Planning Committee Chair

California State University, Sacramento, University Ethnic Studies,

6000 J Street State Sacramento, CA 95819-6065

(916) 278-3536 or (916) 278 7570 F (916) 278-5156


(c) 2018 California State University

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