2nd International Conference on Genocide Program : October
California State university at Sacramento
The conference is free and open to the public. The program brochure, however,
costs $20 for the public and $10 for students. The check should be payable to
the Ethnic Studies Department.
Conference MC : Lionel CM VonFrederick Rawlins, University of Phoenix and VonFrederick
Thursday, October 14, 2004
4 :30-8 :00 pm. Welcome and Registration. Amador Hall, room 461.
Friday, October 15, 2004.
8 :00am -8 :55 am Registration. Lobby Suite, University Union, 1st Floor.
8 :55-10 :20. Hinde Auditorium, 1st Floor.
8 :55--9:00. James Sobredo, Ethnic Studies Department Vice-Chair
9 :00--9:10. Joseph Sheley , College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
9 :10-9 :20. President Alexander Gonzalez
9 :20-10 :20. Keynote speech Professor John M. Steiner, Holocaust concentration
camp survivor, Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar-in-residence at Sonoma
State. " Power Without Morality"
10 :30-12 :30. Concurrent Sessions.
Session 1 : Genocide definitions. 10 :30am-12 :30. California Suite, University
Union, 3rd Floor.
Chair : Rita Cameron Wedding
10 :30-10 :50 am Lionel von Frederick Rawlins, University of Phoenix and CEO
VonFrederick Groups. " What is the relationship between genocide and terrorism?
11 :50-11 :10am. Jim Fussell, Prevent Genocide.org. " Lemkin's definition
of genocide "
11 :10-11 :30am. Alexandre Kimenyi, CSUS. " Genocide in the name of the
11 :30-12 :10 . Carol Edelman and Samuel Edelman, Director of Center for Excellence
for the study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance, CSU Chico.
" Understanding the charactertics of genocide through the teaching of Shoah
Session 2 : Causes of genocide. 10 :30am-12 :30. Orchard Suite, University
Union, 2nd Floor.
Chair : Boatamo Mosupyoe
10 :30-10 :50. Michimi Muranushi, Department of Law, Gakushuin University,
" Economic assistance and political changes in Rwanda in the 1990's "
10 :50-11 :10am. Judd Hardy, New York university. " The myth of identity
in Rwanda ".
11 :10-11 :30am. Barbara Bush. CSUS. " The birthing of the enemy : the
story of demons and saints "
11 :30-11 :50 am. Timothy Gallimore and Straton Musonera. UNICTR. " The
role of the media in genocide, justice and reconciliation in Rwanda "
11 :50--12 :10 . Robert M McNab, Postgraduate Naval School Monterey&Major
Abdul Latif Mohamed, Malaysian Royal Air Force. " The interaction of capital
and resource scaricity on the Rwandan genocide "
12 :10-12:30. Ellen Yamshow, CSUS. " Comics in the context of national
unity and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda "
Session 3 : Genocide in Asia and the Pacific. 10 :30am-12 :30. Summit Suite,
Chair : Timothy Fong
10 :30--10 :50 am. Ivy Lee, Emeritus Professor, CSUS. " Toward a culture
of denial : Japan's official and societal responses to charges of historical
10 :50-10 :10 am. Peter L, Emeritus Professor, State University of New Jersey,
" The Najing Massacre of 1937 : Guilt, denial and injustice "
10 :10-11 :30 am. Dr.M.Franzblau. " Japanese biological warfare 1935-1942
: Lessons for today? "
11 :30-11 :50 am. Tirgan N. Sarukhanyan, Institute of History, Armenian National
Academy of Sciences. " The war diplomacy of Great Britain and the genocide
of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915-1916 "
11 :50-12 :10 pm. James Sobredo, CSUS. " Genocide in the Philippines and
the pattern of US imperialism revisited "
12 :10-12 :30. Steve Heder, SOAS, University of London. " Starvation and
genocide : The case of Khmer Rouge Cambodia in comparative perspective"
12 :30pm-1 :00pm Lunch Break
1 :00-4 :00 pm. Concurrent Sessions
Session 1 : Genocide and case studies. California Suite, 3rd Floor.
Chair : Wayne Maeda
1 :00-1 :20 pm. Hamed Benouar, California Center for Advanced Transportation,
UC Berkeley and Katie Benouar, Caltrans, Division of Transport Planning. "
Traditional cultures and languages, enriching to some threatening to others
: Berber culture, a case study "
1 :20-1 :40 pm. Charles Mukasi, AC Genocide Crimoso, Bujumbura, Burundi. "
Burundi, the Republic of the Sun : One of permanent symbols of genocide in Burundi
1 :40-2 :00 pm. Boatamo Mosupyoe, CSUS. " Genocide against the KhoiSan
of Southern Africa and its aftermath "
2 :00-2 :20 pm. Joel Kopek. Free University, Brussels, Belgium. " The lesson
from Rwanda : a genocide that could have been prevented "
2 :20-2:40 pm. Dr.Faruk H. Farj Kurda, Director of Halabje Center, Sulaimenia
University, Iraq. " Long term effects of the Baathist genocide against
the Kurds "
2 :40-3 :00 pm. Philippe Basabose, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
" From abandon to abandon : before, during and after "
3 :20-3 :40 pm. Alison Mclaughlin, CSUS. " Genocide not just a term but
a reality in Rwanda ".
3 :40-4 :00 am. Eddah Mutua-Kombo. CSUS. " Women communicating in post-genocide
Rwanda : the hills and valleys traversed, what holds for the future "
Session 2 : Genocide Survivors and eyewitnesses. Summit Suite, 3rd Floor.
Chair : Sam Rios
1 :00-1 :40. Lillian Judd, an Auschwitz Holocaust survivor. " The Holocaust
: a survivor's account "
1 :40-2 :00. Chantal Kayitesi, New Hampshire's Public Health Department and
Avega's co-founder. " Surviving as a woman "
2 :20-2 :40. Ildephonse Ndikumana, Human Rights League and University of Burundi
at Bujumbura. "Genocide of Tutsi in Burundi "
2 :40-3 :00. Tharcisse Seminega, Canada Immigration Translation Services. "
How my family survived the 1994 Tutsi genocide : Learning from a live account
of genocide events "
3 :00-3 :20. Philomene Uwamaliya, University of Liverpool, England. "
Genocide, justice, remembrance and denial
3 :20-4:00 pm. Will Lotter, UC Davis. " Witnessing exhumations at clandestine
cemeteries in Guatemala "
4 :05-5 :10 pm. Orchard Suite, 2nd Floor. Plenary Session : Keynote Speech
Lecture by Henry Huttenbach, New York City College and Editor of the Journal
of the Genocide Research. " Toward a Theory of Genocide : A Philisophical
Assessment ". Orchard Suite
Welcome remarks by Associate Dean Otis L. Scott.
8 :30am-4 :30pm. Vendors' Room (vendor, books, art, craft, exhibits). Forest
Suite, 2nd Floor.
Theater Performance: Play " Healing the Wounds of History " Director
Armand Volkas, The Living Arts Playback Theater Ensemble
7 :00-9 :00 pm., Redwood Room, 1st Floor.
Saturday October 16, 2004
8 :00-8 :55 am. Registration. Summit Room, 3rd Floor.
8 :55-10 :10 am. Hinde Auditorium, 1st Floor.
8;55-9 :05. Multicultural Center Director, Leonald Valdez
9 :05-9 :10. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Ric Brown
9 :10-10 :10am. Keynote Speech by Professor Christian P Scherrer, Peace Institute,
Hiroshima City University. " The 1994 Rwanda genocide-in-whole in comparative
10 :20-12 :20 Concurrent Sessions.
Session 1 : genocide and world reaction. Foothill Room, 3rd Floor.
Chair : Ricky Green
10 :20-10 :40 am. Donald Rothchild. UC Davis. " The unintended consequences
of Sudan's peace negociations : Escalating violence in Darfur ".
10 :40-11 :00 am. Eric Markusen, Danish Institute for International Studies,
Copenhagen. " Genocide in Darfur "
11 :00-11 :20 am. Hrayr Karagueuzian, UCLA School of Medicine. " Genocide,
theft and denial : The Armenian case. Recovery of historical facts by the method
of convergence of different orders of evidence "
11 :20-11 :40 am. Stavros Stavradis, Latrobe University, Bundoora Victoria,
Australia. " The Red Cross : A mission to nowhere "
11 :40-12 :00 am. Bernard Leloup, University of Antwerp, Belgium. " Post-genocide
politics in Rwanda "
12 :00-12 :20. Richard Musoni Byiringiro, School of Law, University of Ngozi,
" The responsibility of the Rwanda n government to prevent another genocide
Session 2: Panel on Genocide of Native Americans of California.
Orchard Suite, 2nd Floor.
Chair : Annette Reed, CSUS.
10 :20-10 :40. Annette Reed, CSUS. " And the blood turned the water red
: Tolowa People of Northern California and genocide "
10 :40-11 :00. Ricardo Torres, EOP Director, CSUS. " How to honor our ancestors?
Genocide and Wintu people of Northern California "
11 :00-11 :20. Joseph Giovannetti, Humboldt State University. "Residual
effects of genocide on the Natives of Northern California "
11 :20-11 :40. Ed Castillo , Sonoma State University. "Ethnic cleansing
in California : The Native American experience "
11 :40-12 :00. Jack Norton, Humboldt. Discussant.
Session 3 : Responses to genocide. Hinde Auditorium, 1st Floor.
Chair : David Covin
10 :20-10 :40 am. Jeff Nsengimana. Coordinator AMAHORO-People's Congress. "
The fate of 1994 Tutsi survivors in the post-genocide Rwanda "
10 :40-11 :00 am. Ilka Hartmann, Sonoma State University. " From silence
to education : Holocaust awareness from the past in present-day Germany "
11 :00-11 :20. Mathilde Mukantabana, Cosumnes Community College and FORA President.
"Through their own voices ".
11 :20-11 :40 am. Liboire Kagabo, University of Burundi, Bujumbura. " Genocide
and human consciousness "
11:40-12:00 am. Nick Alenkin, CSU Los Angeles and Loma Linda University. "
Genocide : a social work response "
12 :00-12 :20. Yuki Tezarawa, Hofstra University. " The repercussions of
war-time sexual violence of the Japanese military in China : the case of Shanxi
Session 4 : Fulbright Seminar in Rwanda. California Suite, 3rd Floor.
Chair : Ernest Uwazie
Round Table Panel : " Summer 2004 Fulbright Seminar in Rwanda on Culture,
Ethnicity, National Reconciliation and Development in post-genocide Rwanda "
Jessie Gaston, CSUS; Eddah Mutua Kombo, CSUS; Patrick Cannon, CSUS; Lynn Cooper,
CSUS; Crystal Oslon, CSUS; Ellen Yamshon, CSUS; Jane Harrington, Sacramento
County Office of Education; Nancy Sheley, CSU Long Beach; Ramesh Krinamurthy,
University of the Pacific, Stockton; Anisha Desai, San Francisco University
High School; Elisabeth Steele, Elk Grove Unified High School District; Pam Bodnar,
Chico Unified High School District
1 :00-4 :00 pm. Parallel Sessions
Session 1 : Genocide, justice, reconciliation and denial. California Suite,
Chair : Brian Baker
1 : 00-1 :20 pm . Mike Lee, Shearman&Sterling LLP, Menlo Park. " A
legal perspective of the UN persecution of war crimes at the ICTR and the US
policy on intervention "
1 :20-1 :40pm. Sifa Nsengimana, Portland State University. " The pitfalls
of Gacaca system in post-genocide Rwanda "
1 :40-2 :00. Elisee Rutagambwa, Boston Jesuit College. " The politics of
memory, justice and reconciliation in the context of Rwanda.
2 :20-2 :40. Guillaume Rutembesa, Kigali, Rwanda. " Gacaca tribunals "
2 :40-3 :00. Rachel Zaninka, Universite Libre de Kigali. " Remote causes
of Rwanda genocide "
3 :20-3 :40. Nick Burnett, CSUS. " In the belly of the beast : International
revisionism visits Sacramento "
3 :40-4 :00. Matthew Burnett, Seattle University. " Remembering justice
in Rwanda : Reflections on gender and the judicial construction of memory "
Section 2 : Panel on Translated experiences of genocide : Memory, language
and Silence. Orchard Suite, 2nd Floor.
Chair Sima Aprahamian, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal.
1 :00-1 :20. Sima Aprahamian, Concordia University. " Silences, denials
: studying the Armenian genocide as being itself bearing witness "
1 :20-1 :40. Marion Gerlind, University of Minnesota. " Off the record
: talking about class and women in the Shoah representation "
1 :40-2 :00. Anne Grenn Saldigner, Director, Bay Area Holocaust Oral History
Project. "The Effect of Bearing Witness on the Witness : a Holocaust Study"
2 :00-2 :20. Viktoria Hertling, Director Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies,
University of Nevada, Reno. " The Strategy of Schindler's List : Mietek
Pemper's story "
2 :20-2 :40. Rubina Peroomian, UCLA. " Perception of the Armenian genocide
in the literary responses of second-and-third generation survivor-writers "
2 :40-3 :00. Naomi Benaron, University of East Los Angeles. " How to tell
a true train story "
3 :00-3 :20 pm. Jean-Pierre Sadi Karegeye, UC Berkeley. " Leon Mugesera
and the perversion of ethics : a dialogue with Kant ".
Section 3 : Pychological impacts of genocide . Foothill, 3rd Floor.
Chair : James Sobredo
1:00-2 :30. Karen Bronk Froming and William Froming, Pacific Graduate School
of Psychology. " Social psychological influences to genocides : a comparative
analysis of the Holocaust and genocide in Rwanda "
Panel on The behavior of prison guards in the Holocaust and the Japanese internment
Chair. Dr. Albert Globus, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Panelists : Dr. Albert Globus and Professor John Steiner
4 :05-5 :10 pm Plenary Session. Orchard Suite. Open panel discussion with questions,
answers and comments by all conference participants
Moderator : Eric Vega
8 :00am-4 :30pm. Vendors' Room (vendor, books, art, crafts, exhibit). Forest
Friends of Rwanda Association Charity Event
7 :00pm-12 : 00. Dinner and entertainment by Special guest : The award-winning
international renown Rwandan singer Jean-Paul SAMPUTU.
KVIE Channel 6. 2595 Capitol Oaks Drive, Sacramento.
$20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students. Checks should be made to FORA.