Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Library Lecture Theatre (LIB72)
350 Victoria Street
Please join us for an engaging lecture by social psychologist Dr. James Waller, who will discuss themes from his critically acclaimed book Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (Oxford University Press, 2007, 2nd ed.).
Waller is Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. He is a widely recognized scholar in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies and has held fellowships in Europe, the United States and Canada. Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing takes an in-depth look at the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil.
This lecture will be held in commemoration of Genocide Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. April is the month in which we remember three genocides: the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide.
This event is co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, Rwanda Survivors Foundation, Ryerson University, the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education, and the Zoryan Institute.