In this FRC Genocide Podcast Series, Argentinian Professor Daniel Feierstein, past-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, discusses:
1) Ralphael Lemkin’s two-phased conception of genocide – the identity-based intentional destruction of populations and re-ordering of demographic make-up and social relations
2) The spectacular failures of international law and global accountability in cases of genocides
3) Nazi and Argentinian genocides
4) Myanmar’s ICJ lawyer William Schabas and his un-ethical defense of the genocidal regime
There will be a sequel to this episode in mid-August.
Daniel Feierstein holds a Ph.D, in Social Sciences by the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the Centre of Genocide Studies at the National University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Feierstein´s books and articles have been critical in the qualification of the crimes committed in Argentina as genocide, established by 9 different tribunals from 2006 on. Feierstein is the current President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Among his most recent books, it is worth to mention “Genocide as a Social Practice. Reorganizing Society under the Nazis and Argentina´s Military Juntas (Rutgers University Press, 2014)” and “Memorias y Representaciones. Sobre la elaboracion del genocidio I” (FCE, 2012). He also chaired the Permanent Peoples Tribunals on Sri Lanka (2013) and Myanmar (2018).