Genocide survivor talks about experience, research

first_imgKosal Path, a survivor of Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge, spoke Tuesday at the USC Gould School of Law about the experiences of growing up in the country and his present research on social rehabilitation after mass killings.The genocide, which occurred between 1975 and 1979, left about 1.7 million people dead at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot. The genocide targeted several minority groups, including ethnic and ancestral Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai Cambodians.According to Path, Cambodians are still feeling the repercussions today. Though Path said he does not remember much from his childhood, he said he does remember not having any food. Path also remembers that his family members were forced to become refugees in Vietnam.“People were tormented so they are not ready to face it,” he said. “It will take them time to communicate about restoring relationships between the two communities.”After surviving the genocide, Path graduated from Phnom Penh University in Cambodia and received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at USC in international relations. During his presentation, Plath said of USC that despite his origins, he “feel[s] at home here.” Path currently serves as a lecturer in the USC School of International Relations and a USC Shoah Foundation Fellow.During the event, Path talked about the criminal cases involving the Khmer Rouge and said the fact that survivors were questioning the convicts in the courtroom sends a “powerful message.”The nation still holds so much anger towards the genocide, according to Path, that many participate in “Anger Day” on May 20 each year, where people express their anger about the genocide and visit the memorial.Path said criminals from the Khmer Rouge first attempted to blame the genocide on Vietnam and then on each other.Natasha Immaraj, a graduate student studying public policy, said that she thought the discussion of guilt was the most interesting part of Path’s talk.“The blame game is so typical of human nature,” she said. “They first blame the Vietnamese and then each other.”The event also included a presentation from Hannah Garry, president of USC Law International Human Rights Clinic. Garry spoke about her involvement in a criminal case concerning the massacres.Under the supervision of Garry, students traveled to Cambodia to assist in the conviction of the criminals responsible for the genocide.In her presentation, Garry showed pictures of the genocide memorial and torture chambers in addition to  talking about the work the students did on the criminal cases.Maggie Buckles, a law student who is in the International Human Rights Clinic, said that she attended the event to get a human perspective on a conflict she learned about from a technical and legal perspective.“Seeing how society has transformed and how much work there is left to do makes the work we’re doing for the tribunals seem really important,” Buckles said. “It’s motivational.”During the event, Path emphasized the importance of continuing to explore about genocide.“Seventy percent of the [current] population was born after the genocide,” Path said. “I think children should have an active memory of what happened.”last_img read more

Fears over Coronavirus in Italy as Juventus U23 play infected team

first_imgThere are coronavirus fears at Juventus after the club’s Under-23s played against an infected team.Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, along with former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, have since been given a briefing about how to avoid the deadly disease. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates have been briefed about the coronavirus outbreakMore than 85,000 people have been infected by coronavirus, with almost 3,000 deaths recorded.Juventus youngsters featured against Serie C minnows Pianese last Sunday.Following a 1-0 defeat to the Under-23s side last Sunday, three members of the Pianese squad and a trainer have tested positive for coronavirus.While no Juventus players have tested positive, joint training sessions between the first-team and Under-23s have been cancelled as a precaution.A Juventus source said: “The situation is being taken very seriously and the medical staff have told all the players to keep washing their hands and using hand gels.“No one has tested positive but bearing in mind the Inter game has been postponed because of health concerns nothing is being taken for granted.“Some of the players involved in the Under-23 match did train midweek with Ronaldo and the first-team, but that will now not happen again for a few weeks.”Juventus’ first-team match against Inter Milan was scheduled to take place against Inter Milan on Sunday, but was postponed over coronavirus fears. Source: Talksportcenter_img Tags: CoronavirusJuventuslast_img read more

Two Missouri men take trip through Sumner County in a covered wagon

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Anita Johnson · 356 weeks ago Isn’t wonderful for my grandsons, Josh and Catlin that they were able to have this experience while helping there good friend Larry complete something off his “bucket list”. What a joy. I’m so proud of my grandsons. Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down mark chase. · 356 weeks ago Larry and josh stayed with us sunday night monday and left tuesday morning .my familyand I were sad to see them go but look forward to there success in makeing it to dodge.there were very polite and respectful I wish everyone had the time to get to know them the way we did. And we hope that there will be assistance for themshould they nead it. I believe the will make it. God spead fellas. Mark ryan chase Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Larry Osborn of Asbury, Mo., north of Joplin, said he has a bucket list and one of the things he wants to do before he passes on is take a trip from his hometown to Dodge City, Kans. in a covered wagon.Osborn, age 66, is passing through or has past through Wellington with two mares and a covered wagon that is as authentic as the one’s used on the wild frontier days in the late 1880s.“Taking the trip makes me realize and appreciate what the settlers went through in the day,” Osborn said. “Of course they didn’t have black top roads showing them the way. Or cars passing them by going 60 mph.” Osborn and his good friend Joshua Johnson estimate they will be on the road 355 miles. They started last Saturday and said they are about half way on the trip.“On a good day we get in about 26 miles,” Osborn said. “Today we’ll probably get in 22.”Wellington is posing a problem for them due to the amount of road construction in town. They will take their covered wagon north of town and go across because they didn’t want road construction creating problems for the horses.Yesterday evening they had to stop near Oxford due to the thunderstorms. They stayed in the a barn owned by Ryan and Linda Chase.“They were really nice people,” Osborn said. “It’s been a very interesting trip.”last_img read more

Lawton re-signs with Titans

first_imgTitans coach Neil Henry said he was happy to have Lawton remain at the club.”It’s great to be able to re-sign a local product who loves it here on the Gold Coast,” Henry said. “He has proved himself to be a good utility, playing a number of positions since debuting.”He has put in a lot of hard work and has been part of the system here at the Titans for a long time. He has had a tough run with injury but we’re glad that he has committed to the club for the next three years.” Photo by: Charles Knight/ NRL Photos.Gold Coast Titans utility Karl Lawton.last_img read more