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The Armenians, the Holocaust, and Rwanda: Where Was Empathy?

Mon., Mar. 30, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Location: Room RIC119, Research & Innovation Centre, University of Regina

The University of Regina President’s Liberal Arts Advisory Group invites you to attend the following free public lecture:

The Armenians, the Holocaust, and Rwanda: Where Was Empathy?
by Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy

Monday, March 30, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Room RIC 119, Research and Innovation Centre
University of Regina
NOTE: Complimentary parking is available in Lot 15M. A reception will follow Ms. Kennedy's presentation.

Presentation Abstract
Research has shown that perpetrators of atrocity crimes and genocide lack empathy. Using her own work in the area of human rights as an example of the insights and applications to be gained through the study of the liberal arts, Dr. Kennedy will discuss how, now more than ever, a liberal arts education is a crucial window into the human condition and the development of empathy.

Dr. Ellen Kennedy's Biography
Dr. Kennedy is the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. World Without Genocide provides education about past and current conflicts and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those affected by genocide.

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