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James Waller: Genocide Awareness Lecture

James WallerDate of Lecture: September 22, 2014

About the Speaker: James Waller is Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College and director of academic programs with Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. He was recently selected to a position on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and named a Centennial Senior Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is the author of “Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing” (Oxford University Press, 2002).

About the Lecture: Waller explains the definition and modern history of genocide and the concept of sovereignty of state, and he outlines some steps to end and prevent mass killings, including actions students and bystanders can take to help. The lecture is sponsored by the co-sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the Garrity Professorship, the Department of Economics and Accounting, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Watch the lecture below or download it free from iTunes U. Note: Due to a faulty microphone, portions of the audio are clipped. We apologize for the inconvenience.