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May
13
Thu
10:00am - 12:00pm
The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, in partnership with Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, will host a webinar on the current atrocities occurring in Ethiopia's Tigray Region. Join us on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 10:00AM (EDT) for a first-hand account of the atrocities on the ground and to listen to our distinguished panelists' assessment of the crisis.

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LL68J34-Q8C4YJKCQ-GFtQ
May
17
Mon
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Please join us for a conversation withQuechua poet and digitization expert, Irma Alvarez Ccoscco, on therevitalization and digitization of Quechua.

Speaker: IrmaAlvarezCcoscco is a Quechua poet and language activist from Haquira, in Peru’s Apurímac region. She is a former fellow ofthe Artist Leadership Program at Smithsonian’sNational Museum of the American Indian. In 2018 she presented her firstshort-film Runasimpi Qillqaspa, about the efforts to promote literacy amongQuechua native speakers in the Andes. Additionally, she has been involved inprojects about the use of Quechua language in radio, software, and programmersin Peru and the United States.


Moderated by:

Alan Palacios is an MA student inBinghamton University’s Comparative Literature program and a Fulbright studentfrom Argentina working on decolonial theory and indigenous studies. He is alsoa host for the “Smaller Narratives for a Larger World” podcast.

Giovanna Montenegro, PhD, is anAssistant Professor of Comparative Literature & Spanish at BinghamtonUniversity who focuses on Colonial Latin America and serves as the PI for the “SmallerNarratives for a Larger World” podcast.

This event has been sponsored by the Institute  for Genocide and MassAtrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), the Material and Visual Worlds TAE, and theInstitute for Advances Studies in the Humanities  (IASH) @ Binghamton University.

Spanish- EnglishSimultaneous Interpretation Provided

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfuitqTgvHNHkflr0_Xjoj0xeWOrSIi4t

Sep
20
Mon
All Day
Public presentation information coming soon!
 
Ms. Abbas started her activism work while she was a student, organizing and leading in the pro-democracy demonstrations at Xinjiang University in 1985 and 1988. Since her arrival in the United States in 1989, Ms. Abbas has been an ardent campaigner for the human rights of the Uyghur people.  She has worked closely with members of Congress since the 1990s. Ms. Abbas was a co-founder of the California-based Uyghur Overseas Student and Scholars Association in 1993, the first such Uyghur association in the United States, and served as that organization’s first Vice-President. The charter co-drafted by Ms. Abbas later served as the blueprint and played an important role in the establishment of the Uyghur American Association (UAA) in 1998. Ms. Abbas was subsequently elected Vice President of UAA for two terms. When Radio Free Asia launched its Uyghur service in 1998, Ms. Abbas was the first Uyghur reporter broadcasting daily to the Uyghur region. From 2002 till 2013, Ms. Abbas translated for the 22 Uyghurs who were being held in Guantanamo and worked closely with the US Department of Defense, Department of Justice, State Department, and US administration with their efforts on resettlement of 22 Uyghurs from Guantanamo Bay to Albania, Sweden, Bermuda, Palau, Switzerland, El-Salvador, and Slovenia. In 2017, Rushan Abbas founded the Campaign for Uyghurs to advocate and promote human rights and democratic freedoms for Uyghurs, and mobilize the international community to act to stop the human rights atrocity in East Turkistan. Ms. Abbas frequently briefs US lawmakers and officials on the human rights situation in East Turkistan and testifies at the United States senate and congress on the Chinese regime’s crimes against humanity. She regularly appears on media outlets to advocate for the Uyghur cause and gives public speeches, having spoken for audiences at Holocaust museums, universities, U.S. embassies, grassroots groups, and more.
Oct
4
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Nick is an investigative reporter with a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He is a fellow at the Type Media Center, the managing editor of TomDispatch.com, a contributing writer at The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author, most recently, of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan as well as the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award. His previous books include Tomorrow's Battlefield, The Changing Face of Empire, The Complex, and The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa and written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Vice News, Yahoo News, Teen Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and BBC.com, among other print and online publications. Turse has received a number of honors for his work including a Ridenhour Prize, a James Aronson Award, I.F. Stone “Izzy” Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship,  a Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency, and fellowships at  Columbia University, Harvard University's and New York University. 
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April 7 - 9, 2022
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2021 - 2022 Visitors

Charles E. Scheidt Resident Practitioners

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Fall 2021 Visiting Practitioners

Charles E. Scheidt Resident Practitioners

Sellah King’oro (Kenya)

Fall 2021 Semester

Dr. King’oro is currently assistant director of the Research, Policy and Planning Department at Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). Dr. King’oro joins us with over 12 years of experience working for both local and national Kenyan NGOs in the study and implementation of policies and programs aimed at measuring social resiliency, ethnic relations, and the effectiveness of atrocity prevention mechanisms. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict from Kisii University as well as a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. During her stay, Dr. King’oro will be able to supplement her extensive practical experience in atrocity prevention with a comprehensive, comparative academic grounding: “This fellowship will help me dig deeper by interrogating theories and exploring experiences of different countries, with a keen interest in developing countries, and establishing a conceptual understanding of the Mass Atrocity Prevention field,” King’oro says. “In addition, the fellowship will provide an opportunity for me to share my experiences on the work I have been engaged in for the past ten years in atrocity prevention.”


Frank Osei (Ghana) 

Spring 2022 Semester

Frank Okyere Osei will join I-GMAP from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, where he works as research associate. An expert on the implementation of the R2P (Responsibility to Protect) framework in Africa, Osei has broad experience in translating atrocity prevention principles into concrete policy, and has published widely on contemporary peacebuilding and conflict prevention. He has also been involved in risk-assessment modeling for African governments and civil society institutions, serving as a consultant for multiple organizations including the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect. Osei holds a master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London (SOAS) in addition to specialized certificates from both the University of Virginia and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he was Mandela Washington Fellow in the Young African Leaders Initiative. “The Institute provides an excellent space for research and reflection that practitioners require to be innovative as well as to broaden their scholarly perspective,” Osei says of his decision to apply for the residency, a decision he says is “also informed by the potential opportunity to highlight the unique atrocity practices of a West African context; a geographic expanse that is perceived as one of the most complex evolving crisis situations in the world. The fellowship will thus provide the space to exchange ideas on best practices in genocide and mass atrocity prevention, especially from an African perspective.”


Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Jaime Godoy (Chile)

Entire 2021-22 academic year

Jaime is a Chilean lawyer who comes to I-GMAP from his position as Senior Consultant for the South American Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights based in Santiago, Chile. This UN appointment came after he had served in the Human Rights Division of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the Chilean Missions to the United Nations in Geneva and UNESCO in Paris, in the Corporación de Asistencia Judicial in Santiago, in the Chilean and French sections of Amnesty International and in the law offices of Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo in Madrid.  He has also been a professor at the Institute of Political Science of the Pontifical Catholic University. Born and raised under the civic-military dictatorship that shook the foundation of the country and his family, he, like many others, suffered the effects of the government’s oppression and capriciousness. Beyond his broad-based expertise in human rights, he is focused on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities in relation to LGBTI people, indigenous peoples, and the role of businesses.  The Fulbright SIR appointment at I-GMAP is in collaboration with SUNY Broome.


Fall 2021 Visiting Practitioners

Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Director, Campaign for Uyghurs

September 20 - 24, 2021 

Ms. Abbas started her activism work while she was a student, organizing and leading in the pro-democracy demonstrations at Xinjiang University in 1985 and 1988. Since her arrival in the United States in 1989, Ms. Abbas has been an ardent campaigner for the human rights of the Uyghur people.  She has worked closely with members of Congress since the 1990s. Ms. Abbas was a co-founder of the California-based Uyghur Overseas Student and Scholars Association in 1993, the first such Uyghur association in the United States, and served as that organization’s first Vice-President. The charter co-drafted by Ms. Abbas later served as the blueprint and played an important role in the establishment of the Uyghur American Association (UAA) in 1998. Ms. Abbas was subsequently elected Vice President of UAA for two terms. When Radio Free Asia launched its Uyghur service in 1998, Ms. Abbas was the first Uyghur reporter broadcasting daily to the Uyghur region. From 2002 till 2013, Ms. Abbas translated for the 22 Uyghurs who were being held in Guantanamo and worked closely with the US Department of Defense, Department of Justice, State Department, and US administration with their efforts on resettlement of 22 Uyghurs from Guantanamo Bay to Albania, Sweden, Bermuda, Palau, Switzerland, El-Salvador, and Slovenia. In 2017, Rushan Abbas founded the Campaign for Uyghurs to advocate and promote human rights and democratic freedoms for Uyghurs, and mobilize the international community to act to stop the human rights atrocity in East Turkistan. Ms. Abbas frequently briefs US lawmakers and officials on the human rights situation in East Turkistan and testifies at the United States senate and congress on the Chinese regime’s crimes against humanity. She regularly appears on media outlets to advocate for the Uyghur cause and gives public speeches, having spoken for audiences at Holocaust museums, universities, U.S. embassies, grassroots groups, and more.


Dr. Nick Turse, Investigative Reporter

October 4 - 8, 2021

Nick is an investigative reporter with a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He is a fellow at the Type Media Center, the managing editor of TomDispatch.com, a contributing writer at The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books. He is the author, most recently, of Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan as well as the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, which received a 2014 American Book Award. His previous books include Tomorrow's Battlefield, The Changing Face of Empire, The Complex, and The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan.  He has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa and written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Magazine, Vice News, Yahoo News, Teen Vogue, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, and BBC.com, among other print and online publications. Turse has received a number of honors for his work including a Ridenhour Prize, a James Aronson Award, I.F. Stone “Izzy” Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship,  a Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency, and fellowships at  Columbia University, Harvard University's and New York University.