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Clark to Host Symposium on Children & Mass Violence

Friday, October 13, 2017

 

Lina Sergie Attar

Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host an academic symposium titled “Children and Mass Violence.”

The symposium will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and continue on Friday, October 20 at 9 a.m.

“The modern history of human rights is closely linked to the genocides of the 20th century. Expanding human rights education will strengthen knowledge about individual genocides and will provide a theoretical framework that deepens appreciation for similarities and differences. Such an approach offers the best hope for understanding possible strategies for prevention, steps toward intervention, and insights into promoting democracy and justice in the aftermath of violence,” said Mary Jane Rein, executive director of the Strassler Center.

The Symposium

The conference will open on Thursday with a free, public keynote lecture, “Stories from Syria’s Children: Growing Up in the Age of Genocide and Displacement,” by Lina Sergie Attar.

Attar is the co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission to build a better future for Syria.

Her personal talk about the Syrian humanitarian crisis and its devastating toll on children will describe living through the deep layers of unimaginable loss when conflict hits home and explores innovative and meaningful ways to nurture hope in a time of despair.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Thomas Kühne, Professor of History and Strassler Chair in the Study of Holocaust History and the Director of the Strassler Center, will present welcoming remarks in the Higgins Lounge of Dana Commons.

Talks by esteemed experts will follow, continuing to 6 p.m. Program details are available online.

 

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