The Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) goes ONLINE for Summer 2021.

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Summer Program
May 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies, Law and Legal History

The Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) is an intensive, graduate-level program that explores the fundamental issues relating to gross violations of human rights and the prevention of genocide. An examination of several major cases of genocide provides the foundation for comparative analysis, along with the exploration of selected broad conceptual themes. The mission of the Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) is to encourage a new generation of scholars to engage in research and publication in the field of Genocide and Human Rights Studies. This is achieved through a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of such cases of genocide as the Holocaust, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Rwandan Genocide among others, using the Armenian Genocide as a point of reference. 

Due to the importance of the safety of our staff, students, and faculty members, and the international travel restrictions in place, the Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) will not be hosted in person at the University of Toronto in 2021. We are pleased to announce, however, that the Zoryan Institute will be hosting the program online from August 2-13, 2021, with class held from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am-4:00 pm EST with an hour break for lunch, and will continue to be conducted by our Course Director, Prof. Joyce Apsel.

Learn more about the 2021 faculty and how to apply (by May 31!) by visiting


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Visit to learn more on how to apply for the 2021 program.