Identifying and Countering Holocaust Distortion: Lessons for and from Southeast Asia

Symposium ‘Identifying and Countering Holocaust Distortion: 
Lessons for and from Southeast Asia’


23-26 November 2021

This symposium is part of the project Identifying and countering Holocaust distortion: Lessons for and from Southeast Asia implemented by the NEVER AGAIN Association, and supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cambodia. The symposium is organised in cooperation with American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) in Cambodia and BALAC program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.  The project’s objective is to identify narratives around the Holocaust, develop counter-arguments and strategies against its distortion in Southeast Asia, and inspire critical memory discourses about local instances of conflict and genocide. The event will be held in English, with simultaneous translation of selected sessions in Burmese, Khmer, and Thai languages. 

Keynote speakers: Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Professor Emeritus of History and Holocaust Studies, Honorary Chairman to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA); Prof. Ben Kiernan; Professor of International and Area Studies; Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University and founding Director of the Cambodian Genocide Program; Prof. Teun van Dijk, founder of the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and distinguished professor at the Universitat Pompeu, Fabra; Barcelona.


23 November 2021
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Time ICT (Bangkok/Phnom Penh) and CET (Warsaw)
Sessions Speakers
17:30-17:45 ICT/11:30-11:45 CET Opening remarks, introducing the project
Prof. Rafal Pankowski, co-founder, NEVER AGAIN Association, Warsaw, Poland 
17:45-18:00 ICT/11:45-12:00 CET                                             
Opening remarks Dr. Kunnaya Wimooktanon, BALAC, Program Director, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
18:00-19:30 ICT/12:00-13:30 CET  Critical Discourse Analysis approach to study anti-minority discourses, racism, and genocide denial

This lecture is co-organised and sponsored by BALAC program, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Prof. Teun van Dijk, professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain 

Moderator: Dr. Verita Sriratana, Department of English, Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Research Fellow at Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, Sweden