Dr. Alex Hinton

About the Lecture

"Ukraine, Russia, and the Question of Genocide" with Dr. Alex Hinton
Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 7:30-9 p.m.

Has Russia committed genocide in Ukraine? While Hinton provides his answer to this question through the conflict in Ukraine and other genocides, his presentation also explores the question of genocide itself in terms of the history of the concept and its political uses through time - including denial. The talk concludes with a discussion of prevention, including the possibilities of truth-seeking and justice.

Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, the program was co-sponsored by Appalachian State's College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Department of History and Department of Sociology.


About Dr. Alex Hinton

Dr. Alex Hinton is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention, and author or editor of seventeen books, including It Can Happen Here: White Power and the Rising Threat of Genocide in the US (NYU, 2021), The Justice Facade: Trials of Transition in Cambodia (Oxford, 2018), and, most recently, Anthropological Witness: Lessons from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Cornell, 2022) and Perpetrators: Encountering Humanity’s Dark Side (Stanford, 2023). In 2022, he received the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology in the Media Award. Hinton has published several essays on Russia's atrocity crimes in Ukraine and is considered a leading expert on the evaluation of Russia’s crimes as genocide.

Recent Publications on Russia’s Atrocity Crimes in Ukraine:

Dr. Alex Hinton. Photo by Lawrence Lerner.