Human Rights and Genocide Project at CSU Fresno

Human Rights and Genocide Project, January 8-9, A Virtual Weekend with CSU Fresno

Event Date

Updated: Online only

Human Rights and Genocide Project: A Virtual Weekend with CSU Fresno

Updated: All Sessions Offered Online Only

This seminar offers a comprehensive analysis of historical and visual representations of genocide from the 20th and 21st centuries. We will examine various modern genocide case histories through the interdisciplinary study of the role of the media and memory. The seminar will focus on atrocity commemoration for each genocidal case, including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide and the Bosnian Genocide, as well as other contemporary conflicts. These courses are offered for Central Valley high school teachers to expose them to genocide studies, human rights and comparative genocide education, so that each teacher can better serve their community and apply the case histories and content that they learned about to their high school curriculum.

Event Details:

Saturday and Sunday Workshops Virtual Sessions

  • Presentations by Dr. Watenpaugh; Dr. Amila Becirbegovic, Assistant Professor of German and Ethnic Humanities, CSU Fresno; and Stacey Greer, Director, The History Project at UC Davis on 
    • How to teach human rights and genocide to high school students
    • Films and texts as resources
    • Pedagogical tools
    • Sample lesson materials

Saturday Evening Talk - Postponed, Date TBD

  • Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, Professor and Chair of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis: "Most Human:" Storytelling, Star Trek, and Human Rights

Registration (Two Options)

For CSU Fresno Course Credit : 

  • Limited space available for official course credit. Register by December 1st to secure spot. 
  • 1 unit for $200
  • Opportunity to sign up for 2-unit self-paced online class as a follow up ($400)

For Professional Development Hours: 

  • Participants will receive a certificate of professional development hours
  • 10 hours, no cost
  • May also sign up for self-paced online class as a follow up, more details to come


Contact Amila Becirbegovic via email at

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