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Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Lunch Program
Gender and Genocide
Adam Jones

Adam Jones, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, B.C. and author of Gendercide and Genocide, will explore the shaping role of gender in the perpetration and prevention of genocide and will cover related topics including gender-selective mass killing (gendercide), sexual violence, genocidal masculinities and femininities, and gendered propaganda.

Adam Jones, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, B.C. and executive director of Gendercide Watch, is best known for his work in the field of comparative genocide studies. He is the author or editor of numerous books on genocide and crimes against humanity including Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction; The Scourge of Genocide: Essays and Reflection; Genocide, War Crimes and the West; and Gendercide and Genocide. He has also published two books on the media and political transition.His writings on gender and international politics have appeared in the Journal of Genocide Research, Review of International Studies, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Caribbean Studies, and other publications.

Throughout his career, Jones has developed a distinctive approach to the study of gender and international relations. In 1999, he co-founded the Web-based NGO Gendercide Watch with Carla Bergman and Nart Villeneuve, aimed at "confront[ing] gender-selective atrocities against men and women worldwide." His essays on gender, violence, and international politics are compiled in Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (Routledge, 2009). Jones was a postdoctoral fellow (2005-07) in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University and earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of British Columbia. 

Professor Jones' talk is co-sponsored by the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College.