Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

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Elizabeth Taylor 
America in Class® – National Humanities Center 

Nation, Race, and Genocide:
Terror in the 20th Century

Webinar Leader

Jonathan Reynolds
Professor of History
Northern Kentucky University

Webinar Details

This seminar will examine exactly how genocides came to be such a defining element of the 20th century. In so doing, the discussion will focus on how two of the 20th century’s most influential ideas, the notions of nation and race, played a role in fostering one of the greatest forms of human evil. Specific topics to be addressed will include the legal and scholarly definitions of genocide, the history of genocide prior to the 1900s, an examination of selected case studies of genocide from across the 20th century and around the world, and an analysis of international efforts to eradicate the practice of genocide.