POLS 7811X Genocide and Transitional Justice: The Case of Cambodia

35 hours plus 75 hours fieldwork; 4 credits

Introduction to the Cambodian genocide. Analysis of the pros and cons of the United Nations-backed Hybrid Tribunal in light of transitional justice efforts in Cambodia. Introduction to interview-based qualitative research design and practical interview techniques. A three-week trip to Cambodia to conduct interviews with survivors, human rights activists, and government officials in Cambodia. Learn field research skills including archival research and interviews, teamwork etc. in a foreign country.

Prerequisite: This course is open to all Brooklyn College or CUNY graduate and undergraduate students in any major.


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