"Rights in Conflict" luncheon presentation - "Defining genocide is always problematic: The Case of Guatemala"
With renowned Guatemalan anthropolgist Ricardo Falla, SJ
Part of the Center's "Rights in Conflict" luncheon series.
Falla will begin with an introduction to the genocide trials taking place in Guatemala today. After briefly outlining what have been called “acts of genocide” in the insurgent and counterinsurgent strategies during the armed conflict, he will discuss the Massacre of San Francisco, Nentón (July 17,1982), drawing on elements from the UN definition of genocide, to analyze how this “genocidal act” implies a genocidal policy. He will cite other cases of similar genocidal acts that confirm this policy and then discuss if his analysis is correct.
A light lunch to be served; RSVP required for lunch here, or at the red "Register" button on the right of the the BC event calendar listing.
Co-sponsored by the Faith, Peace & Justice program.
Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gasson Hall, 100
Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467