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Conference: Genocide Prevention - From Local Commemoration to Global Integration, Tel Aviv University, 17-18 November 2009

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You are invited to the International Conference on Genocide Prevention 
Israel - From Local Commemoration to Global Integration.
17-18 November 2009

The major aim of the conference and its events is to connect local 
Israeli efforts and concerns to the global research and initiatives 
current in the prevention of genocide. The conference endeavours to 
bring together concerned global citizens from a variety of sectors in 
order to encourage a well founded and creative response to addressing 
issues around genocide.

The two-day conference will include keynote speakers and panel 
discussions with academics, scholars and genocide experts from around 
the world as well as interactive workshops, genocide survivors 
testimonies, films, exhibitions, music and artistic performances.

Please RSVP as places are limited: [log in to unmask]



Tuesday, November 17th 2009

Naftali Building
Room  003

08:30 Coffee and Cake

09:00 media montage

9:15- 10:45
1st Panel: The Genocide Convention-  relevant  today?
Chair : William Tall, Director The United Nations High Commissioner  for 
Refugees, Israel
Adv. Sigall Horovitz, Hebrew University and the  International Criminal 
Tribunal Rwanda
Yoni Alsheh, Open University
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Division



11:00- 12:00

Conference opening speech by Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Avraham Harman 
Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University  and Yad Vashem
Chair: Prof. Dina Porat, Tel Aviv University

LUNCH

13.00- 14.45 Room  527
2nd Panel: The 7th Year of the Genocide in Darfur- Is Africa Different?
Chair: Prof Yehuda Bauer
Prof. Fred Grunfeld, Human Rights Center, Maastricht University
Dr. Beni Neuberger, Faculty of Sociology, Open University
Dr. Galia Sabar, Department of Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel 
Aviv University
Bnai Darfur
Dr Irit Bek, Tel Aviv University

15.15- 16:45  Room  527
3rd Panel: International Initiatives in Genocide Prevention and Awareness
Chair: Rav Melchior
Dr James Smith,  CEO Aegis Trust, UK
Dr. Amos Avgar, The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 
Executive President International  Development Program
Hedi Freid, Swedish Peace Prize recipient

18.00- 20.00 Evening Cultural Event  Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Preview of the film The Last Survivor in the presence of director 
Michael Pertnoy, Righteous Pictures, U.S  (www.righteouspictures.com)
Itai Engel, journalist
Adam Bashar , Darfuri activist and Hedi Freid, Holocaust activist and 
Swedish peace prize recipient

Wednesday, November 18th 2009
-Naftali Building

08:30 Coffee and Cake

09.00-09.45- Room 003
Opening Presentation
Prof. Dina Porat and Dr. Issac Lubelsky, The Stephen Roth Institute for 
the Study of  Anti-Semitism, Tel Aviv University

10.00-11.30- Room 527
Roundtable- Local Initiatives in assisting Genocide Survivors in Israel- 
Are there special needs?
Chair: Yiftach Milo, Ben Gurion University
Dr Martin Auerbach, Amcha, psycho-social services for Holocaust survivors
Natalie Rubin, ASSAF  Psycho-social services for refugees
Bnai Darfur
Prison Social Services

12.00- 13.30
Activism on Darfur Workshop
LUNCH

14.00- 15.30- Room 527
5th Panel- Introducing Genocide into the Education Curriculum (English)
Chair: Prof. Rachel Erhard, Constantiner School of Education	
Prof. Philip Spencer, Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of  Rights, 
Conflict and Mass Violence, Kingston, U.K
Prof. Suzanne Rutland, The University of Syndey, Australia
Dr. Jack Nusan Porter, Treasurer of the International Association of 
Genocide Scholars

16.00- 17.30- Room 527
Roundtable- Introducing Genocide into the Education Curriculum (Hebrew)
Chair: Dr. Doron Avraham, Bar Ilan University
Position Paper: Prof. Yair Auron, Open University, Genocide Faculty
Lily Chernyak  Hai
Shulamit Imber, Pedagogical  Director of the International School of 
Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem
Ministry of Education representatives

18.00- 20.00- Room 527
Closed: Survivor Workshop
Hosted by Dr Martin Auerbach, Amcha, Dr Yitzhak Mendelson, Hedi Freid

18:30 Cultural Event
  Bruno Stevens, international photojournalist presents his images from 
Darfur
Local Darfuri filmmakers  screen their stories


The Academic Committee at Tel Aviv University:
Dr. Sarit Bensimhon Peleg
Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy
Dr. Isaac Lubelsky
The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti- Semitism 
and Racism
Prof. Rachel Erhard
Constantiner School of Education
Yehonatan Alsheh, (Open University)

The Organizing Committee:
Romi Kaplan
Nikki Levitan
Righteous Pictures
Yiftach Milo
Lisa Richlen
Jean- Marc Liling

Conference sponsors include:
The Pears Foundation (UK)
JDC
The Aegis Trust (UK)
Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy
The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti- Semitism 
and Racism of Tel Aviv University

Updates on the conference and information on other events can be found 
on www.couragetocare.org.il
For inquiries and suggestions: [log in to unmask]


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