Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity: A Colloquium Series

Ronald Grigor Suny

Wed, 03/11/2009
Teaching Workshop 12:00-1:15 PM, Dickinson Hall, Room 210; Lecture 4:30 PM, Dickinson Hall, Room 211
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event
By Invitation Only

"Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity" provides a forum for discussion and debate on the most pressing issues of modern times: the establishment of human rights standards and, at the same time, their persistent violation. The series features a broad understanding of human rights, one that encompasses democratic citizenship as well as concerns for social, economic, and environmental justice. Its understanding of crimes against humanity is similarly broad, ranging from large-scale atrocities like ethnic cleansings, genocides, war crimes, and various forms of human trafficking to lynchings, sexual violence, and torture. The series presents prominent scholars from a broad range of disciplines and major figures in the human rights movement.  

"Writing Genocide: Historians and the Fate of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire"

Teaching Workshop: 12:00-1:15, Dickinson Hall, Room 210 - Please RSVP to Barbara Leavey at or 258-5893

Public Lecture:  4:30 p.m., Dickinson Hall, Room 211

Ronald Grigor Suny is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago.  He is a widely published historian of Russian and Soviet history, including The Soviet Experiment.  He has also written extensively on problems of Armenian and Turkish history, and is co-director of the Workshop on Armenian-Turkish Scholarship, which provides a forum for critical scholarship on the history of the late Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide.

This series is organized by Eric Weitz, Stanley Kelley Jr. Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching, Department of History

Cosponsored with the Department of History, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the University Center for Human Values