In conjunction with an upcoming special issue of Genocide Studies and Prevention of the same title, the International Association of Genocide Scholars is sponsoring three panel discussions for the purposes of sharing ideas, building connections, and highlighting the interdisciplinarity of this subject. This event is co-sponsored with the Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program, the Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPAx), and is part of the Road to Geneva.
To create the most inclusive setting, these panels will be hosted by institutions in the Eastern Standard time zone, Central European time zone, and West Australian time zone, and they will be recorded and made available. Each panel will focus broadly on a sub-topic under the umbrella of environmental conflict & security, with the acknowledgement that these topics are intertwined.
The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict in Germany will host this second panel in a three-part series, which will highlight issues of international law and ecocide. This panel will discuss the legal defense of the environment and its inherent value, with a historical and future focus, acknowledging the unprecedented challenges in the face of climate change.
Dr. Lauren Eichler, Lecturer at the Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia, USA
Dr. Rachel Killean, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law