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Online Symposia


The Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies' online symposia expands our on-campus scholarly discourse to a larger academic community. Each symposium features a scholarly work related to human rights and genocide studies. Another academic then analyzes the work, providing a different perspective. Then, either the featured author responds, or yet another academic provides a third perspective. Along the way, online symposium attendees, which consist of interested members of the cyber-community, have the opportunity to participate in the conversation by posting comments. Focusing on significant human rights issues, the goals of the online symposia are to elicit dialogue, raise awareness, promote tolerance, and enrich the educational experience.

Fall 2012 - "Contemporary Issues in LGBT Rights"

Spring 2013 - "The Syrian Civil War: Prospects for Intervention and Justice"