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Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice

Global Initiatives

Announcing our Global Affiliate Centers!

Affiliate Centers are community stakeholders who share the institute’s mission and partner with the institute on initiatives, reflecting the diversity of approaches to research on global racial justice at Rutgers.

Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) at Rutgers Global

CGHR's mission is to understand and prevent genocide and mass atrocity crimes.

In doing so, CGHR takes a critical prevention approach. On the one hand, we grapple with critical human rights issues, including the most pressing twenty-first century challenges that may give rise to genocide, atrocity crimes, and related interventions. On the other hand, we use a critical lens to rethink assumptions and offer alternative ideas and solutions.

Led by Alexander Hinton, CGHR Director, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention and Nela Navarro, CGHR Associate Director and Director of Education, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English-Writing Program, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences-Newark.

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Other Signature Global Initiatives at the ISGRJ

Abu Dhabi DTS Planning Summit

The Dakar Translation Symposium (DTS) Planning Summit was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from January 16-18, 2023. Supported by funding from the Office of Inclusion and Equity, and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi, and led by the organizers of the DTS at the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, the summit brought together leadership from three universities in Senegal and one in Mali. 

Convened to bring into focus a coherent mission, and brainstorm a long-term vision for both the Symposium and the proposed Center for the Study of Translation to be located in Ziguinchor, Senegal, the summit also provided a platform for discussion about the future of DEI in a global context.

ISGRJ Directors engaged in rigorous discussions with faculty and administrators from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Assane Seck University in Ziguinchor, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis of Senegal, and NYUAD including Dr. Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President of Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation and Fatiah Touray, Executive Director of Inclusion and Equity. Special thanks to NYUAD Vice Chancellor Marïet Westermann for sharing her time and insights with the Summit assembly.

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The Inaugural Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and Her Diasporas

In the hope of fostering a transatlantic dialogue, The Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and its Diasporas brought together speakers and participants across four continents and four languages as a collaborative effort between the following institutions: Rutgers University, NYU Abu Dhabi, The University of Assane Seck University in Ziguinchor and Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, where the symposium was held from June 14 to June 19, 2022. 

This symposium was the first multinational, multidisciplinary, multilingual conference focused on the African diaspora. Panels captured the value of connected stories through multiple themes such as reconnecting identities, gender and diversity, nationhood, Black Lives Matter, and more, culminating in a Juneteenth memorial gathering on Gorée Island, the largest slave trading port on the African coast from the 15th to the 19th century. 

Slavery Freedom Statute Dakar