Israel Charny is an Israeli psychotherapist, a well-known genocide scholar, and the author of Israel’s Failed Response to the Armenian Genocide: Denial, State Deception, and Truth versus Politicization of History (2021). In this interview, Professor Charny tells us about Israel’s attempts to cancel an international conference on genocides in 1982, Israel’s relationship with the Armenian and other genocides, and his personal involvement, as a psychotherapist, with genocides.
Nadav Tamir, an Israeli diplomat, is the executive director of J Street Israel, a senior advisor for governmental and international affairs at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, and the former personal adviser of Shimon Peres for diplomatic affairs. In this interview on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he tells us about the existing realities of collaboration between Arabs and Jews, the role of the international community, and extremism and moderate leadership in both Israel and Palestine.
Anna Ziarkowska is a Polish historian, political scientist, and writer. In this interview, she tells us about the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide in Warsaw, its history, symbolic location, activities, and relationship with the Jewish community. Warsaw's Garden embraces a universal celebration of the Righteous, having turned Polish history into a lens to look at the world and connect with unfamiliar others.
As a teenager, Mr. Kalima lost both parents and other family members during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the genocide, he survived a serious head injury inflicted by a machete and hiding in a swamp for over a month. His survival was made possible by a man who risked his own life to save his. The Anthropologist Craig T. Palmer interviewed Mr. Kalima about his life and his choice to forgive the genocide perpetrators.
The pro-Kurdish left-wing HDP party protests against repression, but in public opinion there is no empathy for the Kurds and the divided opposition will never be a problem for the current authoritarian regime, says Turkish political analyst Cengiz Aktar.
AC Milan star Refiloe Jane was born and raised in Soweto, a symbol of the struggle against apartheid. Here she runs a foundation that supports slum children through sport and education.
As a citizen of Lesbos, I am trying to save my dignity. You can’t imagine how ashamed some of us are of what is happening. The situation almost seems to be a civil conflict, a terrible reality. Daphne Vloumidi, Lesbos hostess, Righteous of hospitality at Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide.
We wanted to focus on the concept of conflict because we believe that environmental instability can lead to strong political and security instability. We are increasingly moving towards a world that will be environmentally and climatically different from the one human beings have had over the last 11,000 years, and the way in which climate change is mainly visible is through water.
“After the collapse of communism, for twenty years polls reported that anti-Semitism had weakened and sometimes even disappeared from the political scene. In the late 1990s, being anti-Semitic came to be acceptable, tolerated". From the interview with Konstanty Gebert by Elisabetta Rosaspina
What is climate change? And which strategies could we adopt to counter it? We asked it to Filippo Giorgi, the person in charge of the branch of Physics of the Earth of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste, who also contributed to the proceedings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and author of a book, L’uomo e la farfalla; Sei domande su cui riflettere per comprendere i cambiamenti climatici, presenting scenarios and solutions.
Journalist Stefano Pasta currently holds a Research Grant at CREMIT (Research Center on Education for Media in Information and Technology), directed by Pier Cesare Rivoltella, and works with the Centro di ricerca sulle relazioni interculturali (Research Center on Intercultural Relations), run by Milena Santerini – both of the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Milan. With him we have talked about his new book "Razzismi 2.0. Analisi socio-educativa dell’odio online", published by Morcelliana, Scholé. This is what he told us.
We talked about Europe’s role in the defence of human rights during the second edition of GariwoNetwork, on 29 November at Frigoriferi Milanesi. Our special guest will be historian Marcello Flores, with whom we have talked about the current situation of human rights around the world, between perceptions, challenges and international organizations.