The UN Genocide Convention at 70: Historical Origins, Future Challenges


Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, a resolution defining genocide in legal terms, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1948. Seventy years later, what can we learn about the impact of this resolution and the challenges it now faces? 


Ernesto Verdeja

Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies; Director of Undergraduate Peace Studies Program; Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Genocide

Alejandra Gonza

Visiting Scholar, Notre Dame Law School; Law Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law

Moderator: Jennifer Mason McAward

Director, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights; Associate Professor of Law

This event is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Institute for the Study of Genocide. 

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