“The Guatemalan Genocide: Command Responsibility and Possibilities for Justice”

Time: Thursday, November 8th in William James Hall 105, 11:30-1:00

Victoria Sanford is professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  She is the founding director of the Lehman Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies. She is the author of Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala  (2003), Violencia y Genocidio en Guatemala (2003),  Guatemala: Del Genocidio al Feminicidio (2008) and La Masacre de Panzos: Etnicidad, Tierra y Violencia en Guatemala (2009). She is currently writing The Land of Pale Hands: Feminicide, Social Cleansing and Impunity in Guatemala.  Most recently, she testified as an expert witness before the Spanish National Court in the international genocide case against the Guatemalan generals.