Genocide Prevention: A 21st - Century Challenge (4601)

The course will operate in partnership with World Without Genocide, a human rights organization at William Mitchell. Students will participate in selected advocacy efforts at local, state, and national levels to prevent genocide; participate in programs to raise awareness about current conflicts; connect with local refugee communities to understand their legal and social challenges after genocide; and research lawyers’ involvement in both supporting genocide and in its prevention, materials that will be made widely available to educators around the country.We will look at the uniqueness and similarities of genocides to understand decisions to eliminate innocent people; the legal structures that supported genocide; laws and policies of peacekeeping; and post-genocide issues of justice, prosecution, and reparations. We will conclude by examining global efforts to protect civilians whose governments are unwilling or unable to do so.

Grading: Letter-graded

Prerequisite(s): None

Credits: 2-credits

Offered: Spring


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Taught by: Ellen Kennedy

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