Why does genocide happen and how can it be prevented?  Ben Kiernan, Alex Hinton, and Simon Baron-Cohen join Maria Armoudian in this panel discussion.

Ben Kiernan is Whitney Griswold Professor of History and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. His publications include Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur and The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79.

Alex Hinton is Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights, and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs at Rutgers University. His publications include Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide and Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation.

Simon Baron-Cohen is a Professor in Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. His publications include Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty and Kindness and The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.

 

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