Genocide was discussed at IAGS 8th Biennial Conference in Arlington

Armenian Genocide was discussed at IAGS 8th Biennial Conference in
26.07.2009 01:37 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Representatives of the Genocide Education Project
discussed the history and impact of the Armenian Genocide, and
education about it, during the International Association of Genocide
Scholars (IAGS) 8th Biennial Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
Education Director Sara Cohan, who participated in a panel on genocide
education, delivered a lecture titled, "A Genocide Left Behind: The
Teaching of the Armenian Genocide in U.S. Secondary Schools." In her
remarks, Ms. Cohan incorporated a review of state education systems
that include the teaching of the Armenian Genocide, as well as
education organizations that promote the teaching of the Armenian
Genocide and those that deny it.
"We were honored to take part in the IAGS conference, ‘The new face of
genocide in the 21st century,’ said Raffi Momjian, executive director
of the Genocide Education Project. " IAGS is a longtime advocate for
the affirmation of the Armenian Genocide, and we are proud to
contribute to such an esteemed organization."
Several other conference participants are also members of The Genocide
Education Project’s Advisory Board: Peter Balakian (Colgate
University) and Henry Theriault (Worcester State Collegetook part in a
roundtable discussion on Armenian Golgotha, Bishop Grigoris Balakian’s
first-hand account of the Armenian Genocide as translated by his great
nephew Peter Balakian.
Dr. Balakian also presented "Cultural Genocide and Aftermath," during
a panel discussion on "Genocide and the Impact on Culture and Mental
Health on the Affected Populations."
Dr. Theriault also addressed "From Rape as a Tool of Genocide to
Genocide as a Tool of Rape," during a panel on "Gender and Sexual
Yair Auron (Israeli Open University) discussed "Holocaust and Genocide
Education in Israel: Critical Perspectives on a National Failure," as
part of a panel on "Victims among Genocide: The Challenge of Genocide
Studies in Israel."