January 5, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum announced today that the Pardoll Family Lecture Series scheduled for January 13, 2022, is now 100% virtual. The event was previously scheduled as a hybrid program. The program will be offered virtually via The FHM’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheFHM with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Founding President of Genocide Watch, Dr. Gregory H. Stanton is the program’s guest speaker.
Dr. Stanton was the founder of the Cambodian Genocide Project and the Alliance Against Genocide. He was also President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and drafted the UN Security Council Resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He wrote the Rules of Procedure for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and was the James Farmer Professor of Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington.
About Dr. Gregory Stanton
Dr. Stanton founded Genocide Watch in 1999. He is the founder of the Cambodian Genocide Project. He is the founding Chair of the Alliance Against Genocide, the world’s first anti-genocide coalition. From 2007 – 2009, he was the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Stanton is best known for “The Ten Stages of Genocide,” the most widely used model of genocidal processes.
Dr. Stanton served in the State Department (1992-1999), where he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry, and the Central African Arms Flow Commission. He also drafted the U.N. Peacekeeping Operations resolutions that helped bring about an end to the Mozambique civil war. He wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia.
In 1994, Stanton won the American Foreign Service Association’s W. Averell Harriman Award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide.
Stanton was deeply involved in the U.N.-Cambodian government negotiations that brought about the creation of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, for which he drafted internal rules of procedure. He also served as Co-Chair of the Washington Working Group for the International Criminal Court. He wrote and lobbied at the UN for the proposal to create the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
Before he joined the State Department, Stanton was a legal advisor to RUKH, the Ukrainian independence movement, work for which he was named the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America’s 1992 Man of the Year. He was the Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Committee on Human Rights and a member of the A.B.A.’s Standing Committee on World Order Under Law.
Gregory Stanton comes from the lineage of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s suffrage activist, and Henry Brewster Stanton, anti-slavery leader. Actively involved in human rights since the 1960’s, when he was a voting rights worker in Mississippi, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast, and as the Church World Service/CARE Field Director in Cambodia in 1980.
Dr. Stanton has degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School, and a Doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
One of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org