ANN: Conference - The Search for Humanity After Atrocity

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October 16-17, 2022

In-person at Kean University – Union, NJ*

Keynote Speaker: Loung Ung - Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor, Activist, Author

Plenary Speakers: Eduardo Gonzalez (Consultant to 20 countries on reparations and truth processes) and Inés Hernández-Avila (Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis).

Please visit our website ( to register and for more information. Registration is open now. Discounted rate for students.

Recognizing that the search for humanity after atrocity is as imperative as it is elusive, this two-day conference will interrogate recent strides that are renewing scholarly and popular interest and debate. The conference, based on an NEH-funded seminar held at Kean University in June, 2021, will assemble engaged scholars and informed practitioners who honor the reciprocity of scholarship and activism for energizing a network in common search for humanity after atrocity. The conference's premise is the belief that post-atrocity renewal possesses the most promise if it is propelled by those who were and are vulnerable and victimized. *The intention is to have an in-person conference with the understanding that the need may arise to shift to a virtual format depending on the status of the pandemic this fall.

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