This project is the collaborative efforts of students in Tufts PJS 150-03 Special Topics on Genocide (Fall '17), under the guidance of Professor Amanda Donahoe, which introduced students "to the most extreme form of political violence in human experience by examining the historical origins, patterns, and legacies of contemporary genocides around the world" (Syllabus, 1) The following case notes re... read morepresent a collective effort of seven students to analyze the cause and course of recognized genocides of the last two centuries: including the slaughter of indigenous peoples in the US and Australia, the Ottoman destruction of Christian minorities, Stalin and Mao, the Jewish Holocaust, Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge, Bosnia and Kosovo, and the apocalypse in Rwanda using primarily Jones';Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction and Totten and Parsons'Centuries of Genocide. The case notes are further subdivided by Gregory Stanton's first six stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation which demonstrate both the distinct attributes of each case, and the overall themes across genocides. Through this comprehensive and structured study, the project aims to educate, and better equip the Tufts community to better understand, acknowledge, and address the root causes of genocidal acts, especially those prevalent today.read less
Catsiapis, Theodosia, Eliza M. Hamilton-Fairley, Pedro A. Lazo-Rivera, Tara Macdonald, Chloe Olsen, Uzair Sattar, Nicole K. Venkataraman, and Professor Amanda Donahoe. "An At-A-Glance Guide to the Genocides of the 20th and 21st Centuries." Peace and Justice Studies 150 coursework, Tufts University, Fall 2017.