Date: 16 July 2008
Venue: Theatro Technis
The presentation will include a critique of the Annan Plan, written within the context of a genocide debate and will apply the concepts and definitions of Lemkin, who first used the word genocide, and the UN 1948 Genocide Convention to the polices and practices that Greek Cypriots have been subjected to in occupied Cyprus.
Des Fernandes is the author of 'The Armenian, Assyrian, Greek, Kurdish and Greek Cypriot Genocides, and the Politics of Denialism' (Apec, Stockholm, 2008), 'Colonial Genocides in Turkey, Kenya and Goa' (Apec, Stockholm (forthcoming) and 'the Kurdish and Armenian Genocides: from Censorship and Denial to Recognition" (Apec, Stockholm 2007).
Des was formerly a senior lecturer in Human Geography and 'the Geography of Genocide at De Montfort University, Bedford. He has written exclusively on the subject of genocide and articles have appeared in journals that include 'Genocide Studies and Prevention' (the journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars), "Armenian Forum" and 'Variant: Cross Currents in Culture'.
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
Nearest tube Mornington Crescent
For further details and to confirm attendance contact Lobby for Cyprus +44 (0)20 8888 2556