Past Events

2013 – Genocide and Silence in Africa and the African Diaspora

Keynote speaker: Dr. René Lemarchand

2014 – Gender, Sexuality, and Genocide in Africa and Beyond

Keynote speaker: Dr. Patricia Daley

2015 – Revisiting and Rethinking Genocide and Resistance in Africa and the Diaspora

Keynote speaker: Dr. Christen Smith

2016 – Revisiting and Rethinking Genocide and Resistance in Africa and the Diaspora

Keynote speaker: Dr. Kurt Mills

2017 – the 60th annual African Studies Association Conference, Chicago

A conference was not held at NEIU in 2017 so the team could attend and present at the African Studies Association Conference. Presenters and presentations from NEIU are listed below. 

Genocide and Ethical Agency in Africa (Panel at the African Studies Association)
Chair: Jeanine Ntihirageza, Northeastern Illinois University 

Anti-Imperialist Rhetoric and Patterns of Genocide Denial in Zimbabwe 
Presented by: Chielozona Eze, Northeastern Illinois University 

Analysis of moral agency during and after 1972 Burundi Genocide: What would Michel Kayoya say? 
Presented by: Jeanine Ntihirageza, Northeastern Illinois University 

Biafran Genocide: 50 Years After - History, Memory and Legacy of the Nigeria-Biafra War 
Presented by: Chima J. Korieh, Marquette University 

What to Teach the Children? The Reintroduction of a History Curriculum 22 Years After Genocide in Rwanda 
Presented by: Cris Toffolo, Northeastern Illinois University 
Discussant: Sarah Travis, National Democratic Institute 

2018 – Genocide and Agency in Africa and the Diaspora

Keynote speaker: Thomas P. Longman

2019 – Genocide Prevention and Repair 

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jermaine McCalpin