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Theories of Genocide and Ethnic Conflict


Why do governments intervene in some cases of ethnic cleansing but not others? Why are some genocides remembered by history but others forgotten? Come hear what a panel of scholars has to say about ethnic confict and genocide in the context of historical case studies. The discussion includes Michael Emerson, a sociology professor at Rice University and an expert on ethnic relations in the United States; Gale Stokes, former Rice dean of humanities and chair of the History Department, an expert on nationalism and power disputes in the Balkans; and Mary Lee Webeck, director of education at the Holocaust Museum Houston, who will provide a background in past and present genocide. 

This is the third event in the Baker Institute Student Forum's discussion series inspired by the Holocaust Museum Houston"s 2008 exhibit presenting Darfur through the lens of the Holocaust. The Baker Institute Student Forum"s Katherine Gomer and president of the Rice chapter of Amnesty International Sarah Nouri created this series to inform students about ethnic cleansing, broad trends of post-colonial societies and ethnic-based boundaries. 


Speaker Michael Emerson

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Tue, March 31, 2009
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago