Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 14:15

Interdisciplinary conference

Founded by the film director Steven Spielberg in 1994, the Visual History Archive is a collection of testimonies recorded in order to preserve the words, faces, gestures and histories of genocide survivors. Holocaust survivors’ testimonies, recorded around the world in 28 languages, represent the bulk of the collection (51 333 to this day). This core documentation is complemented by accounts from other victims of the Nazis (Sinti and Roma survivors,...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 16:00

On June 15th, the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention will host a session of the seminar "Histoire et historiographie de la Shoah" (HHS, Centre de recherches historiques, EHESS-CNRS). 

We will hear Professor Mark Roseman (Indiana University Bloomington), who will present his book: Rescued lives: The “Bund”, resistance, and rescue in Nazi Germany, Oxford University...

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 09:30

On June 2nd, the Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 will be organizing an international symposium entitled "Holocaust Survivors and their Networks: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives," with the participation of the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention.

The workshop will take place from 9.30am to 6pm at La Maison de la...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 09:00

Organizers: George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, American University of Paris, the USC Shoah Foundation and the Institut Français de l’Éducation (ENS de Lyon).

Place: Library of the American University of Paris, 9 rue Monttessuy, 75007 Paris

Participants: Secondary school French teachers (history, literature, languages, philosophy…) and trainers for teachers

Maximum 15 participants

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 09:00

On May 10, 11 and 12th, the Institute for Advanced Study of Paris organizes an international conference with the support of the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, "The Brains that Pull the Triggers". 

The conference will bring together scientists and scholars from the human, social and brain sciences to bear upon the question of transformation of seemingly ordinary individuals to repetitive agents of extreme...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 19:00

The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention invites you to an evening with Hélios Azoulay and his musicians at Maison de la Chimie.

Composer, clarinetist, writer, Hélios Azoulay is the Music Director of the Ensemble de Musique Incidentale. For ten years, he has been interpreting music composed in the concentration camps. His album « … même à Auschwitz », the first in France devoted...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 17:30

After a brief introduction to the field of oral history, Amia Lieblich (Professor of Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will describe the Jewish-Palestinian village Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom that was the subject of her study in 2010 and its development since its foundation in 1977. She will elaborate on the complicating factors in conducting the study, provide its main results and discuss the contribution of oral history research for conflict management and alleviation. The talk...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 17:30

"Climate change in a populists' world: can we meet the goals of the Paris Agreement without a World Government?"

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford, and co-Director of the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00

Mikael Rask Madsen’s research is focused on globalization and the role of legal institutions and professionals in these processes. His current research concerns the special interaction between law and global integration, the role and power of lawyers in globalization, the increased importance of supranational legal institutions and more generally, the international transformation of law and authority towards networked expertise.