Personally Speaking Looks At 20th Century Genocide Beyond the Holocaust

When January 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
Where UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St., Charlotte 28202
Website https://clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking
Speaker(s) John Cox is associate professor of International Studies and director of UNC Charlotte’s Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies.
Registration Details & Deadlines Register here
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public, UNC Charlotte campus community
Parking Details Information about complimentary parking will be emailed to registrants several days before the event.

The well-meaning but hollow term “Never again” has been invoked repeatedly since the Holocaust, but genocide has continued to plague our world. What are the social, historical, and cultural forces that produce genocidal violence? How can seemingly normal humans engage in such cruel, depraved crimes?

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, for Personally Speaking with John Cox, author of To Kill A People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century, a book that serves as a warning against racism and xenophobia and offers insights into the possibilities of resistance and human solidarity.

Cox’s book speaks to two key debates within genocide studies: How to define “genocide” and place it in relation to other mass atrocities, and how to detect and analyze social, historical and cultural forces that produce genocidal violence.

The author’s presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. 9th St., Charlotte 28202). A reception and book signing will follow.

Personally Speaking is open to the public without charge, but registration is required. RSVP here. Information about complimentary parking at 422 E. 9th Street will be emailed to those who register by noon on Jan. 30.

This is the third of the four-author series for 2017-18 in which faculty from UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences talk about the books they have written and the stories behind the books. The final event, Personally Speaking with Christopher Cameron, author of To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Abolitionist Movement, will be on Tuesday, Mar. 20.

John Cox is associate professor of International Studies and director of UNC Charlotte’s Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies.

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