Past Events



April 13, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Webinar / no registration required:

Transgender Necropolitics and the Contemporary Anti-Transgender Movement

Lecture & dialogue with Haley Brown


Haley Marie Brown is a transgender woman and a recent graduate of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies M.A. Program at Stockton University in New Jersey. In 2019, her pathbreaking research in examining the genocidal nature of transphobia and anti-trans violence was recognized as “offering the most important contribution to the study of gender and genocide in nearly two decades” by IAGS [the world’s leading genocide-studies association] President Henry Theriault.
The recent legislation in Arkansas and North Carolina are an existential threat to all transgender people in the United States. With a conservative supermajority on the Supreme Court, such legislation is designed with one specific intention: to get the Supreme Court to effectively legislate transgender people out of existence altogether.
Sponsored by UNCC’s Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and the university’s LGBTQ+ Caucus



April 15, 2021, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Kurdish Women Making Revolution in Rojava (North and East Syria)




February 25, 2021, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Hamlet, NC Fire of 1991: The Real Cost of “Cheap Labor”

Speakers include Bryant Simon, author of the award-winning 2017 book on the atrocity, and Ashaki Binta, long-time activist with Black Workers for Justice and other movements; she was active in advocating for justice for the victims and survivors in the aftermath of the tragedy. 


January 26, 2021, 7:00pm, on Zoom: 

Dr. James E. Waller

“Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing"

Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. Author of two of the most influential books in genocide studies published this century -- Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (2002) and Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide (2016) -- and, most recently, A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland (2020).
He serves on the board of the Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, has served as editor-in-chief of Genocide Studies and Prevention, and is an honorary member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide-Canada. Waller is also widely recognized for his work on intergroup relations and prejudice.  
Important report written by Dr. Waller in late October 2020: "The Escalating Risk of Mass Violence in the United States"
Co-sponsored by Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and Queens University's Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice