Doudou Diene Deconstructing Genocide Talk
Margaret Lowe Benston Endowment Lecture Series proudly presents:
the Urgency of the Intellectual Front Against Genocide
Friday, October 7, 2016
SFU-Vancouver Room 1900
515 West Hastings Street
Event is free and open to the public.
Born in Senegal in 1941, Doudou Diene was the UN Rapporteur on the contemporary forms of racism, racist discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance from 2002 to 2008.
He is a prizewinner in philosophy from Senegal’s Concours General, has a degree in law from the University of Caen (France) and a doctorate in public law from the University of Paris. He also has a Diploma in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politique, Paris and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of West Indies (Barbados).
Doudou Diene was the Deputy Representative of Senegal to UNESCO, 1972-1977, in which capacity he was also Vice-President and Secretary of the African Group and the Group of 77. He joined the Secretariat of the UNESCO in 1977 and served in many capacities, including Director of Division of Inter-Cultural Projects. He is the author of numerous publications on inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue. He has served as the Vice-President of International Council of Social Sciences and Philosophy and is the Chair of International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
Part of the Genocide: The politics of denial, forgetting and the work of memory Conference