The Zoryan Institute and its division, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, are introducing Genocide Studies International, the continuation of publishing efforts by the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) (“IIGHRS”) and the University of Toronto Press since 2006.
This peer-reviewed journal, edited by the team of Maureen Hiebert, Herbert Hirsch, Roger W. Smith, and Henry Theriault, is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature. It welcomes submissions on individual case studies, thematic approaches, and policy analyses that relate to the history, causes, impact, aftermath, and all other aspects of genocide.
Armenians around the world recognize the first-hand impacts of genocide, and from that vantage point understand better than most the incredible need for genocide prevention to be encouraged, developed, and legislated. Thefirst issue of GSI will be concerned with “The Failure of Prevention,” focusing on Sudan—Darfur, the Nuba Mountains crisis —and on the politics of prevention or the lack thereof. The March 2015 issue will focus on the 100th anniversary of the Ottoman Genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks.
“I hope that we can accomplish two things that go beyond the typical academic fare. First, I hope that the work published will have a policy dimension and value that can have an effect on actual genocide prevention. Second, I hope that we can identify and publish truly innovative work that is not just mere academic filler, but that presents genuinely new ideas about genocide and provides new frameworks that will change, in a positive way, how we approach the problem,” editor Henry Theriault said.