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NDSU professor, UND student to discuss Bosnian genocide tonight as part of month-long UND tribute to human rights heroes

Posted on 4/9/2013

John Cox, a faculty member at North Dakota State in Fargo, and University of North Dakota student Kamrin Rausch will deliver a presentation about Bosnian genocide at 7 p.m., TONIGHT, in the East Asian Room of UND's Chester Fritz Library.

Their presentation is part of a nearly month-long photo exhibition on the UND campus, titled "The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage." The Rescuers Exhibition, sponsored by the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHRGS), will be featured in the UND Chester Fritz Library through April 12, during regular library hours.

In addition to programming, such as the Bosnian genocide presentation, the Rescuers exhibition tells the story of brave individuals who risked everything to save would-be victims in atrocity situations, including the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia. You can learn more about the exhibition here:

The CHRGS would not have been able to bring the exhibition to UND without the generous support of Tolerance Minnesota, a Program of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

During the last twenty years, countries around the world have been torn apart by ethnic, religious, and political violence. In all of this turmoil, however, there are also remarkable stories of ordinary heroes who risk their lives to save members of targeted groups. The Rescuers Project, a follow-up program to the exhibition, supports healing and reconciliation in post-conflict countries by recording and highlighting the stories of those who resisted overwhelming prejudice and violence by reaching out to condemned groups.

Lilie Schoenack
Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Law and Interdisciplinary Studies
Program Manager, Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies
President, UND American Constitution Society
Secretary, International Human Rights Organization

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