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THE FHM ANNOUNCES GHRAM LECTURE WITH FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE, DR. PHILLIP KASAIJA
February 26, 2015 [St. Petersburg, FL] -- The Florida Holocaust Museum today announces a Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) lecture, featuring Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Phillip Kasaija on March 1st at 6:30pm at The FHM.
The lecture comes as a result of a unique partnership between The FHM, Stetson University College of Law and University of South Florida St. Petersburg which brings Dr. Kasaija to the area to raise awareness about genocide and speak about current world conflicts. University students at both Stetson Law and USFSP are taking classes taught by Dr. Kasaija, who brings the groups to The FHM for tours and education.
Kasaija Phillip Apuuli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, where he has taught for the last 17 years. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in International Law of the University of Sussex at Brighton, United Kingdom. He was the 2010 British Academy Visiting Scholar at the Africa Studies Center, Oxford University; and is a 2016 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at USFSP/Stetson University College of Law/The Florida Holocaust Museum.
He is the author of many articles in referred journals and book chapters on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa; African security and institutions; and Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions.
GHRAM lecture by Dr. Phillip Kasija,
Transitional Justice and the 1994 Rwanda Genocide
Tuesday, March 1st @ 6:30pm
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th Street S
FREE and open to the public
The talk will center on the accountability mechanisms instituted to deal with the post-genocide situation in Rwanda in 1994. Specifically the talk with review the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the National Genocide Trials and the Gacaca Courts, and the role of the USA in them in particular, and the Rwanda genocide in general. The overarching aim of the talk will be to identify lessons that can be drawn from these processes for countries emerging out of situations of gross human rights abuses.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
The FHM played a critical role in shaping legislation that in 1994 made Florida one of the first states in the nation to mandate Holocaust education in the public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In a collaboration effort between The FHM and the Pinellas County School System, guidelines were developed for K-12 teachers with grade-appropriate instructional goals and bibliography for teaching the Holocaust. These guidelines are used by teachers throughout the nation as well as in Florida.
The FHM's renowned Teaching Trunk program sends trunks filled with grade-appropriate, dynamic literature and art-based lessons about the Holocaust, genocide and character education free of charge to classrooms throughout Florida and the continental United States. The FHM-created lesson plans and educational guides on the Holocaust and other genocides can also be found at TheFHM.org.
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