State-Sanctioned Incitement to Genocide: What Can Be Done?

Conference held on September 23, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Genocide Watch, Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, International Association of Genocide Scholars, and Yale University’s Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism

Conference Program:

(Click on the participants’ name to read a summary and to watch their individual presentation)

09:30-11:00 Session One

Incitement to Genocide in International Diplomacy and Law    

Chairman: Gregory Stanton, founder and President of Genocide Watch, Cambodian Genocide Project at Yale University, and President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

Greetings: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Amb. Richard Holbrooke, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Architect of the Dayton Agreement on Bosnia

Prof. Gregory Gordon, Former Legal Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, first Post-Nuremberg Prosecutions on Incitement to Genocide, University of North Dakota.

Dr. Dore Gold.  President of Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN

Q&A

11:00-11:30 Break and light lunch.

11:30-13:30 Session Two:

Incitement to Genocide: Record of the Past and challenges for the Future.

Chairman: Harold Tanner, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Movie Screening “Hate Propaganda: From the Holocaust to Rwanda” Directed by Prof. Frank Chalk, Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University

Esther Mujawayo, Author, Survivor of the Rwanda Genocide in 1994, Expert Witness.

Salih Mahmoud Osman, Member of Parliament in Sudan, Human Rights Actvist-Darfur, Sakharov Prize Winner–EU.

Prof. Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, Canada, Former Attorney General and Justice Minister.

Q&A