Conferences

The Challenge of “Never Again”: Engaging with Protection and Prevention of Genocide

17th Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

20-24 October 2025

Johannesburg, South Africa

More information Coming Soon Contact: stephanie.wolfe@genocidescholars.org

 

 

Our committee has been meeting monthly with the team from the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, led by Tali Nates.

At our monthly meetings, we have established the conference dates as Monday, 20 October 2025 through Friday, 24 October 2025. This is a 5-day conference with weekend cultural events scheduled on both sides.

The call for papers is still being drafted; however, the theme is “The Challenge of “Never Again”: Engaging with Protection and Prevention of Genocide” and will tie into 2025 being eighty years post-World War II, the twentieth anniversary of Responsibility to Protect, and the thirtieth anniversary of Srebrenica.

Over the next several months we expect to finalize conference details and will release them via list-serve as they are decided. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stephanie Wolfe at  stephanie.wolfe@genocidescholars.org

Conference Hosts

We are pleased to announce that our conference host in 2025 will be the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

About the Centre

The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) is a place of memory, education, dialogue, and lessons for humanity. The JHGC explores the history of genocide in the 20th century with a focus on the case studies of the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It examines the connections between genocide and contemporary human. rights issues, urging visitors to understand the consequences of prejudice, discrimination and othering, so as to prevent the recurrence of mass atrocities and genocide in all its forms.

Purpose

The JHGC honours the memory of the victims of genocide in the 20th. century and teaches about the consequences of prejudice and hate. speech so as to prevent the recurrence of mass atrocities and genocide. in all its forms.

Mission

The JHGC serves as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Nazi Germany and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. As a centre of memory, education, dialogue, and lessons for humanity, the JHGC focuses on human rights issues such as prejudice, racism, ‘othering’, antisemitism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Conscious of the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence, the JHGC urges its visitors to be an active voice against instances of hate speech and related human rights. violations in their own communities.

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