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Denial of Genocide: from Armenia to Bosnia

Monday 22 January, 6-7.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

To learn the 'lessons of the Holocaust' the British Government has declared 27 January 2001 Holocaust Memorial Day. Controversially, the Government has excluded the Armenian Genocide of 1915 from the official commemorations.

A Holocaust Memorial Day guest lecture has been organised by the Government Department to address the issue of genocide denial past and present.

The speaker, Dr Helen Fein, is one of the world's leading authorities on the study of genocide. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Brendan O'Leary, Department of Government, LSE.

The lecture will be held from 6-7.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2. No ticket is required, and the lecture is free and open to all but latecomers may not be admitted.

For general information, contact 020 7955 6043.


Journalists are invited to attend the lecture. For further information contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7060.

Notes for Editors

  • Helen Fein is director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide in New York, and an associate of the Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.

  • She has written over 50 articles and written and edited ten books and monographs on genocide, collective violence, human rights and anti-semitism. These include two prize-winning books on genocide: Accounting for Genocide: National Responses and Jewish Victimization During the Holocaust , New York, Free Press: 1979 (the Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association) and Genocide: A Sociological Perspective, London, Sage: 1990 (the PIOOM Award 1991).

  • She also edited the influential book The Prevention of Genocide: Rwanda and Yugoslavia Reconsidered , New York, Institute for the Study of Genocide: 1994, which was distributed in the US Congress by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

  • Dr Fein was a founder and first President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (1995-1997). She has received numerous distinctions and awards and research grants.

19 January 2001