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November 11, 2009: Ben Kiernan

A leading scholar on the history of genocide with a focus on Southeast Asia, Benedict Kiernan's work has focused on the Khmer Rouge and its crimes against the Cambodian people. A central theme running through his scholarship and research is that ideologies motivating perpetrators of genocide in the past persist today.

In his talk for the Holocaust Memorial Lecture, Kiernan expanded on this concept and showed the historical evidence that can predict and prevent future genocides.

Public Affairs article: Yale historian examines the history of genocide for the Assembly Series