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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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Signature Global Initiatives at the ISGRJ

The Dakar Translation Symposium

Against the grain of global Africa-analysis, The second edition of the Dakar Translation Symposium: Africa and Her Globalization which will be held in June 2024, fosters a global dialogue that is theoretical, cultural and imaginative, and brings together speakers and participants of national and international research capacities from various disciplines who are invested in Africa and the Black diasporas.

This second symposium will explore some of the most urgent issues in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities including literature, history, sociology, gender, anthropology, economy, and law among others.

The Symposium is a joint effort between the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University, Assane Seck University in Ziguinchor, The Office of Inclusion and Equity at NYU Abu Dhabi, the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (New York), Rutgers Global, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis of Senegal and the African and Postcolonial Studies Laboratory at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, where the symposium will be held.

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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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