Adjunct Professor of Public Administration
Everita Silina is an adjunct faculty member at the New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. Her research interests include theories of justice, human rights and international law, representation and democracy in post-national context, political economy and theories of integration in the context of Europeanization and globalization. She is currently working on a project that examines genocide as a gradual process of attrition of various human rights and its implications on genocide prevention and prosecution. The project is conducted in collaboration with Sheri Rosenberg under the auspices of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Cardozo School of Law, New York Everita is a Ph.D. candidate in the Political Science Department at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Genocide in the Modern Era
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, the world community vowed ‘never again’ to allow such atrocities. Yet genocide remains a tragic part of the human experience. Its persistence raises urgent questions: Is genocide preventable? Is it an inescapable aspect of human nature, or the weapon of the grossly-deviant vicious? Can policymakers detect early signs of genocide and prevent it from occurring? Or is punishment after the act of genocide the only viable instrument of international policy? This course will explore these and other questions by examining genocide in an historic and legal context. Proposed policy solutions will be evaluated through a focus on such case studies as Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, and the ongoing genocide in Darfur.
In the Press
Obama's Momentous April [Commentary]