Index of Courses
Online Course on the topic of Holocaust and Human Behavior
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The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
Course: Genocide, state crime and the law (post-graduate)
One semester, Semester 2 (annually)
Description: Examines the differing roles played by law and legal process in the wake of genocide and other forms of state crime. It will examine the limitations and potentials of law in addressing mass harm, in particular analyzing the role of law in societal reconstruction and reconciliation.
Teacher: Dr Jennifer Balint (email@example.com)
· University of Melbourne (Australia)
Course: Violence and the Nation State (3rd Year Bachelor)
Semester 2 (annually)
Description: Examines the role of the nation-state in promoting, regulating and carrying out violence via case studies.
Teacher: David Tait
· University of Manitoba (Canada)
Course: Criminology and genocide: Power, Terror and the Camps (Department of Sociology)
Offered annually: three months
Description: Course has the objective to explore the possibility of a criminological approach to genocide.
Teacher: Andrew Woolford (contact: Andrew_Woolford@unmanitoba.ca)
Course: Crimes in International Criminal Law
Course offered annually, master level
Description: The aim of this course is to provide in-depth insight into the elements of the four core crimes: aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as they have been developed in international treaties, customary International Law and International and National Case Law. Each crime is discussed in detail in one or two consecutive lectures. Some historical background is given and the current definition of each crime is discussed mainly on the basis of the ICC Statute and case law of the ICTY and the ICTR.
Teachers: Dr. Larissa van den Herik, Dr. Jean DAspremont
Course: Causes of Gross Human Rights Violations (Faculty of Law)
8 week course, offered annually (April-June), master level
focus of this multi-disciplinary course will give more insight in the causes of
gross human rights violations by studying the role of the three main actors
involved in gross human rights violations: 1. perpetrator, 2. victim, 3. bystander. Who are these perpetrators? Why do they
commit their crimes? Can everybody become a perpetrator? Are
some of the main questions to be Answered during the
course. Case studies include for example the Greek torture school (1967-1974)
Teacher: Fred Grünfeld
Po, Paris (
Course: Génocides (Affaires Internationales) (French)
Offered annually in the Fall semester (October-January) Master Level
Description: This course uses case studies and comparative studies to give a general overview of the mechanisms involved in genocides. It attempts to understand the development of the latter and will use primarily psychological and legal approaches.
Teacher: Jaques Semelin
Course: The Atrocity Triangle: Perpetrators, Victims and Bystanders
8 week course, offered annually (November December), bachelor level
Description: this course deals with causes of Gross Human Rights Violations and the linkage between gross human rights violations and military conflicts in the world. The focus is on both the perpetrators and the bystanders to these crimes This is done by an interdisciplinary approach and by the analysis of different case studies.
Teachers: Fred. Grünfeld
Website: http://www.ucm.nl/CourseCatalogue.pdf (p.125 of course catalogue)
Course: Psychologie des auteurs et victimes d'actes violents (French)
Offered annualy January-April, bachelor level
Description: First part of the course is an analysis of different types of violent behavior in various aspects of the social life (family, school, public transport etc). The course then discusses the limits of what is considered normal, when do normal crimes develop into GHRVs?
Teacher: Pierre Thys (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course: Political Crimes and State Violations of Human Rights (Part of Master Program in European Criminology)
Second semester (annually)
Description: This course pays attention to a number of criminal types of behavior linked to political motives. Actions by state institutions or actions that happen in the consent of state institutions are examined with a specific focus on relations with society or with individual citizens
Teachers: Stephan Parmentier
Course: International Criminal Prosecution of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity
Course offered annually, master level
course offers an overview of international criminal prosecution of genocide,
war crimes, and crimes against humanity since World War II. Special attention
will be paid to the two international ad hoc tribunals (for
Teachers: Prof.mr. W.J.M. van Genugten, Mr. Ch. Paulussen
Course: Perpetrators and Bystanders
12 week course, offered annually in Second Semester, master level
Description: This course will focus on the perpetrators of international crimes. These crimes often stand out because of their extreme and atrocious nature and the mass scale on which they are committed yet research has shown that the perpetrators are ordinary people. In the course we will try to understand what transforms ordinary people into perpetrators. We will study the laboratory experiments on obedience by Milgram and the prison experiment by Zimbardo. But we will also focus on the specific political, ideological and institutional context in which perpetrators operate. We will discuss whether it is true that everyone can be trained to become a torturer. Lastly we will focus on the role of the individual bystander and try to understand why some people act and others do not.
Teacher: Alette Smeulers
Course: State Crime
(3rd year undergraduate)
One semester, Semester 1 (annually)
Description: This course examines the theoretical perspectives that underpin criminological writings on state crime. Through case-study material, state crime is shown to be diverse in nature, destructive in impact and, for the most part, hidden. The course evaluates how state officials join with other actors - including personnel from corporations, militia groups, private contractors and trans-national financial bodies - to commit criminal activity. The course also examines debates within the 'transitional justice' arena. Students evaluate a range of practical and political issues such as the role of amnesties, truth-telling, prosecutions, reparations and reconciliation in the wake of state crime.
Teacher: Dr Elizabeth (email@example.com)
Course: Modern Genocide and other crimes against Humanity (undergraduate lecture)
Description: Analyses Emergence. Evolution, varieties and underlying causes of and confrontations with Genocide and other crimes against Humanity in the 20th century.
Teacher: Omar Bartov
Concentration: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Undergraduate Concentration)
Director: Shelly Tenenbaum
Description: The undergraduate concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies provides students with solid grounding in the history of the Holocaust and other genocides. Students also take a series of courses in a variety of disciplines to ensure a critical, analytical and sophisticated understanding of the various facets of these atrocities. The undergraduate program of study emphasizes history while encompassing sociology, government, literature, film and psychology.
Concentration includes the following courses:
· Genocide/Lecture, Discussion
· The History of Holocaust to 1933/Lecture, Discussion
· Mass Murder and Genocide Under Communism/Lecture, Discussion
· Armenian Genocide/Seminar
· Genocide since 1945: Explanations and Preventions/Seminar
· The Jewish Experience/Lecture, Discussion
· The Holocaust Perpetrators
Clinical Course: International War Crimes Research Clinic
Duration: 1 Semester (Spring)
Students undertake research and submit legal memoranda to assist the Office of
Defense of the
Teacher(s): No specifications
Course: The Politics of Genocide: Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews
Fall, Spring Semester
Description: The course will describe and analyze Nazi policy toward Jews from the time of Hitler's rise to power in 1933 until the end of WWII in 1945. It will further look into the interplay between ideology, strategy and politics in Nazi Germany and among the Allies, not only in Europe, but also the United States and Palestine
Teacher: Prof Shlomo Aronson, visiting Professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Minor: Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS)
Description: The minor program in HGPS is designed to connect ideas and experiences by focusing on social, historical, philosophical, political, cultural, and ethical issues in a wide variety of disciplines. Students are challenged to think critically and to examine the assumptions concerning issues of Holocaust, genocide, and peace. All courses will have a strong writing and communications component.
Teacher: Dr. Viktoria Hertling
Course: Genocide: A Psychosocial Perspective
Description: The Holocaust, the genocides in Turkey, Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda, the disappearances in Argentina, the death squad killings in El Salvador, violence, torture, the mistreatment of human beings. All of these raise questions about evil. This course will examine the psychological, cultural, and societal roots of human cruelty, mass violence, and genocide. We will examine the questions of what enables individuals collectively and individually to perpetrate evil/genocide and examine the impact of apathetic bystanders on human violence.
Teacher: L.M. Woolf
Master: European Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratization
Two semesters (offered annually) (Sep-Jan in
Description: intensive one-year academic program to educate professionals in the field of human rights and democratization, and provide its graduates with practical work experience. It is a multidisciplinary program that reflects the indivisible links between human rights, democracy, peace and development.
Teacher(s): Distinguished scholars from all 39 participating universities
Master: Master of Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law
Description: The Academy has been offering since 2002 the only
available masters programme that provides complete training in the legal field
related to armed conflicts and emergency situations. It allows students to
specialise in branches of international law such as international humanitarian
law, international law relating to the use of force and peacekeeping,
international law of human rights, international criminal law and refugee law.
To implement this programme, the Academy has developed numerous partnerships with
international organisations based in
Master: Joint European Master of Genocide Studies (MA)
This postgraduate degree is anchored in a set of values
that challenge the murderous thinking behind genocide which always involves
the designation of others who must be eliminated because they do not,
supposedly, belong in a given society. It will equip you with the knowledge,
understanding and skills needed to make that challenge more effective and
The Joint European MA in Genocide Studies is a unique inter-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme. The first of its kind in Europe, it will be taught simultaneously in four universities:
Collegium Civitas in
You will take courses in at least two of these universities during an 18-month study programme.
Master: Holocaust and genocidestudies (in Dutch) (Faculty of history)
This master takes an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to genocide.
The main emphasis is on the genocides of the twentieth century, especially the
Holocaust and the genocide on
Coordinator: Johannes Houwink ten Cate
Master: LLM Human Rights & Criminology
One year, plus an additional semester to complete dissertation
Description: This unique, interdisciplinary masters degree focuses on the relationship between criminology, criminal justice, and the law and principles of human rights. It explores the human rights standards applicable to criminal justice institutions, and the study of human rights violations of criminal behavior.
· Democratic values and international law
· International Criminal Law
· International Law of armed conflict
· International Law of Human Rights 1 + 2
· Human Rights Violations (undergraduate level) by A. Ward http://www.courses.hull.ac.uk/modules/0607S1/22118.html
· Restorative justice
Master: International Organisations, International Criminal Law and Crime Prevention (LL.M)
Description: The Master of Laws in International Organizations, International Criminal Law and Crime Prevention, is jointly organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Turin and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute UNICRI. The LL.M is designed for those who seek a deeper understanding of International Criminal Law and crime prevention, their implementation and the activities of international organizations and tribunals in this area. The program will offer students a combination of academic training and practical experience in an unparalleled setting. It aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical international instruments and tools for the prevention and punishment of international and transnational crimes such as terrorism or trafficking in persons.
Master: Conflict Studies and Human Rights (MA)
Description: During the last two decades, the world has witnessed a multitude of violent conflicts that have affected people all over the globe. Millions of people have been killed and many more have been forced to flee because of war. Societies have been disrupted and economies have come to a standstill. Armed conflicts continue to threaten the lives, livelihood, and future of millions of people. The MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights focuses on these contemporary conflicts and on associated human rights issues.
Master: Law and Politics of International Security (LL.M)
Description: This interdisciplinary one-year Master's programme gives students with backgrounds in international law or social sciences, the opportunity to specialize in an increasingly crucial field of studies. The programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to the rapidly changing field of international peace and security. It includes topics such as the United Nations system of collective security, the transformation of war (including catastrophic terrorism and other forms of political violence), human rights protection, the development of international criminal tribunals and humanitarian law.
Coordinator: W. Werner
Master: International Crimes and Criminology
Description: The programme aims to examines international crimes from various perspectives. Its goals is to measure and map this type of criminality; to define and conceptualize these crimes; to look at the consequences and calculate the costs; to study the causes and analyze ways to effectively prevent, stop and react to this type of criminality. The approach taken will be multi- and interdisciplinary. Students will have to master elements of various scientific fields such as criminology, law, political science, sociology, psychology, history and philosophy. The focus will be on individuals, groups, states and the international community and their interaction.
Coordinator: A.L. Smeulers
Ph.D. Program: Graduate Studies Program
Description: The Ph.D. program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies offers students a range of courses covering a spectrum of topics pertaining to the history of the Holocaust and other genocides. The goal of the Ph.D. program is to train students in the historiographies of the Holocaust and genocides, and to teach them to do independent research. Graduate training differs from undergraduate education in that in graduate school the student is expected to achieve a deeper understanding of his or her area of specialization, to become closely familiar with the relevant methodologies and historiography, and to develop the skills necessary for independent research.
Director: Deborah Dwork
Master: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MA)
Duration: 1 year
The Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is an interdisciplinary
program that specifically studies the Holocaust and anti-Semitism and also requires
an exploration of other genocides. The core curriculum includes an examination
of the History of the Jewish People, the History of Anti-Semitism and the
Holocaust in Literature and Film. The program is unique in that it emphasizes
comparative genocides. Students examine at least two genocides and can choose
to focus on the Armenian Genocide, Genocide on the African Continent
(Colonial), Genocide in
Teacher: Dr. Bernard Weinstein
Master: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MA)
Description: The Holocaust is studied in its setting, with reference to the Jewish civilization that was destroyed, and with regard to its impact on subsequent Jewish life and culture. Many of the leading scholarly interpreters are present: on Stockton's teaching staff; as visiting specialists; through cooperative arrangements with Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other major centers of research and publication; and through extensive book and video collections.
Teacher: Marcia S. Littell
Master: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MA)
Duration: 1 year
Description: This Master of Arts degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies has been developed in order to help scholars pursue the study of the Holocaust and other genocides and to seek answers as to how they may be prevented. Because this study involves more than the history of the development of genocides, various departments are supplying courses that provide greater understanding of the forces leading to them.
Teacher: Dr. Jonathan Friedman
Summer Schools and Seminars
Genocide and Human Rights
Annual two- week summer course
Description: This course aims to help develop a new generation of scholars to pursue research and publication in Genocide and Human Rights. (Participants learn about definitions of GHRVs, social/economic/psychological impact on survivors and their descendants and how to prevent genocide)
Deadline for applications: May 31st 2008
Advanced Course on the International Protection of Human Rights
Description: The course aims at providing a profound insight into, and analysis of, the system of international human rights protection in the light of contemporary problems and relevant case law. The course is composed of lectures, case studies in working-groups, seminars and an optional essay. The first week of the course will concentrate on the European framework, and the second week on international developments.
International Summer Course on Genocide:
Never Again? Genocide in
the horrors of the Holocaust, the international community drafted the UN Convention
on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and pledged
"never again" should such evil strike humanity. The pledge proved
empty; numerous cases of genocidal violence followed.
20 to 24 July, 2009 European Forum for Restorative Justice
Sessions on Human Right Law
Description: The sessions are designed to provide high-level courses for students and are given by leading authorities in the respective fields, both from the world of practice and academia. Subjects of the courses are o.a. the reparation of victims from war crimes, the role of the European Court of Human Rights in armed conflict, the role of Human Rights Law in new types of armed conflict
Teachers: o.a. A. Cassesse, L. Caflisch, O. Ben-Naftali.
Summer School on International Criminal Law
The focus of the Summer School will be on International Criminal Law. Invited
speakers are professors in international law and practitioners from the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former
Marie Curie Top Summer School on International Criminal Law
Description: Highly respected academics and practitioners as well as prominent diplomats will provide the training and tutoring and enhance students to discuss about current topics of International Criminal Law. Topics that will be discussed are: Complementarity, Inability and Unwillingness (ICC Statute), Alternative Accountability Mechanisms, Aspects of Prosecutorial Discretion, Proliferation of Tribunals and Courts, Participation of Victims.
Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches
Description: The aim of this annual IHRN training programme is to enhance skills of participants in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. It will facilitate the development of knowledge and skills regarding the legal principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based approaches to justice sector reform. The inter-linkages between justice sector actors, the relationship between the justice sector and related terms. Human Rights Based needs assessment, programming tools and checklists. Case studies from national contexts as well as international field missions. And finally teamwork, advocacy and strategic partnerships.
Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law
The course takes place over a period of 2 weeks, the last 3 days being spent in
Public International Law
Description: This summer programme enables students all over the world to meet "great names" of international law and to attend courses of a very high level. The "summer courses" also provide an opportunity, in the city which has become the "Capital of international law", to have contacts with the International Court of Justice, the international criminal courts, the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, the Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Conference on Private International Law, and other institutions.
Annual summer school on the International Criminal Court
Description: The Summer Course on the International Criminal Court is offered by the Irish Centre for Human Rights. At the end of the intensive course, students can expect to have an excellent working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its applicable law, structures and operations. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including universal jurisdiction and immunities.
Teachers: o.a: H. Friman, R. Murphy, W. A. Schabas, M. Scharf, S. Williams
Summer Course on Human Rights
Description: Human rights become real only when proper mechanisms exist for protection and enforcement. This Summer Course on Human Rights focuses on the universal and regional systems of human rights protection. Attention will be paid to procedures and institutions for human rights monitoring at the universal and regional level, their co-existence and effectiveness.
Graduate Study Programme
Description: The theme for the 46th Graduate Study Programme will be: The United Nations: The inseparable link between human rights, socio-economic development and environmental protection. The programme will focus on the role the UN plays or can play in seeking multilateral solutions to global issues, such as those mentioned in this years theme. The programme will consist of an intensive three-week series of lectures and panel discussions focusing on United Nations activities. Participants will also meet in working groups to formulate conclusions and proposals of their own. A final document will be drafted on the basis of the working groups' discussions.
Summer School in International Human Rights Law
Description: The course examines the philosophy, history, doctrine and practice of international human rights law. The programme offers an introductory course on the fundamentals of international human rights law, an advanced seminar on human rights lawyering and afternoon electives that address important contemporary issues in the field. The aims of the programme are to develop participants' advocacy and dissemination skills, as well as their formal knowledge of human rights law and the means for its enforcement. More broadly, the programme is intended to prepare students to contribute to the improvement of human rights conditions in their homelands and around the world.
Institute for Global Justice -
Description: Taught by prominent experts in the field from Europe and the United States, including Distinguished Visiting Jurist David Crane (former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone), the six-week program focuses on courses related to comparative law and the international institutions located in The Hague and Brussels.
Courses on International Criminal Law and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism
The Summer Law Program in
Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Description: The 2008 Specialized Summer Program will offer 17 courses, ten in English and seven in Spanish, which will be taught by 33 prominent scholars. Each course is tailored to meet the needs of professionals, practitioners and students specializing in human rights. Courses can be taken for academic credit approved by the American Bar Association, for a Certificate of Attendance or for a Diploma.
Seminars in Christian Scholarship: Deliver Us from Evil: Genocide and the Christian World.
Description: Deliver Us From Evil: Genocide and the Christian World will explore the role of the church as a social institution, with institutional actors, and how it shapes a culture in which genocidal violence may occur and how it responds to such a culture both during and after the genocidal violence. Over a three week period, participants will critically examine the role of the Christian churches in 20th century genocide and the subsequent consequences for Christian thought and practice in the contemporary world. Embedded throughout these analyses are questions of the moral responsibilities of the institutional church; the churches standing as manipulated or independent actors; how and why churches become linked with power holders in genocidal regimes; how institutional church leaders use rhetorical and theological devices to develop religious justifications for genocidal belief systems; the variability of institutional churches responses; the motivations behind churches interventionist role in reconciliation after the genocidal violence, etc. Such questions remain keenly relevant for church-state relations in contemporary international affairs for instance, the ongoing genocide in Darfur; the escalating violence in Zimbabwe (about which church leaders are warning could reach genocidal levels); and the recent move in Russia to coronate the Russian Orthodox Church as the de facto official state religion, reinforcing a nationalistic ideology while promoting state-sponsored religious intolerance.
June- August 2009 Centre
for Advanced Holocaust Studies,
Summer Research Workshops for scholars
Description: The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) invites proposals from workshop coordinator(s) to conduct two-week research workshop at the Museum during June-August 2009. The Centers Summer Research Workshop program provides an environment in which groups of scholars working in closely related areas of study can gather to discuss a central research question or issue; their research methodologies and findings; the major challenges facing their work; and potential future collaborative scholarly ventures.
Summer 2008 Harvard Summer School,
War Crimes, Genocide, and Justice
Courses run in traditional eight week settings
This course examines the legal regulation of warfare, including the historical
evolution of the law of war; war crimes and crimes against humanity, and their
punishment; the Geneva Conventions; the growth of international human rights;
and the concept of genocide. There will be an examination of the trial of Nazi
war criminals at
The Thirteenth Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization
Description: The summer institute offers an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background of current and prospective Holocaust educators. It is open to current faculty at the college or university level and to advanced graduate students. The Institute curriculum consists of courses, lectures, and seminars taught by leading scholars on the following themes: the religious practice and history of the European Jews, problems in Holocaust interpretation, the Holocaust in literature and film, the Holocaust and modern thought, and the pedagogy of the Holocaust. In addition, the Institute offers a rich program of guest lectures on occasional themes and of cultural and recreational outings and events.
Seminar & conferences: Genocide Studies Program
Spring Semester (offered annually)
The Genocide Studies Program at
hosted by Yale Professors and visiting Professors (ex.