ACHIEVEMENTS

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1982Convening of the First International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, Israel.
1982Publication by Westview Press of How Can We Commit the Unthinkable: Genocide, The Human Cancer. In collaboration with Chanan Rapaport. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
Paperback [with title change: Genocide, the Human Cancer: How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?]. New York: Hearst Professional Books [William Morrow], 1983.
Translation into Portuguese, with new Introduction to this edition by the author and updated bibliography: Anatomia do Genocidio: Uma Psicologia da Agressao Humana. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rosa dos Tempos, 1998. [Translated by Ruy Jungmann]
1983Publication by the Institute The Book of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide." Book One: The Conference Program and Crisis, edited by Israel W. Charny and Shamai Davidson.
1984Publication by Westview Press of Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, edited by Israel W. Charny.
1985Publication to the first international newsletter on genocide, Internet on the Holocaust and Genocide [53 issues published over the ten-year period 1985-1995].
1988Publication by Mansell (London) and Facts on File (New York) of the first volume in the series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Israel W. Charny. Awarded "Outstanding Academic Book of the Year" by the American Library Association.
1989Publication by Harvard University Press of Legacy of Silence: Encounters with Children of the Third Reich by Dan Bar-On.
1991Publication of a series of studies of evil in various journals including Holocaust and Genocide Studies, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Journal of Traumatic Stress.
1991Publication by Mansell (London) and Facts on File (New York) of the second volume in the series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Israel W. Charny.
1992Publication by New York University Press of Holding on to Humanity - The Message of Holocaust Survivors: The Shamai Davidson Papers, by Shamai Davidson, edited posthumously by Israel W. Charny.
1994Publication of the first Holocaust and Genocide Bibliographic Database with grants from the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., edited by Marc I. Sherman and Israel W. Charny.
1994Publication by Transaction Publishers of The Widening Circle of Genocide: Volume 3 in the Series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Israel W. Charny.
1995Publication by Garland of Genocide in the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, edited by Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons and Israel W. Charny. Revised and expanded paperback version: Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views, Garland Publishing, 1997.
Second Edition of paperback, revised and expanded, with change of subtitle and change of publisher: Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts. New York and London: Routledge, 2004.
1997Publication by Transaction Publishers of Medical and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust Survivors:Volume 4 in the Series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Robert Krell and Marc I. Sherman.
1999Publication by ABC-CLIO of the Encyclopedia of Genocide. Editor-in-Chief: Israel W. Charny; Associate Editors: Rouben Paul Adalian, Steven Jacobs, Eric Markusen, and Samuel Totten. Bibliographic Editor: Marc I Sherman. Forewords by Bishop Desmond Tutu and Simon Wiesenthal: "Why Is It Important to Learn about the Holocaust and the Genocides of All Peoples?"
2nd Printing, November 2000. Awarded "Outstanding Academic Book of the Year" by the American Library Association.
Partial French Edition, Fall 2001: Le livre noir de l'humanite: Encyclopedie mondiale des genocides. Ava-propos de monseigneur Desmond M. Tutu et de Simon Wiesenthal. Traduit de l'anglais par Janice Valls-Russell. Toulouse: Editions Privat. 3rd Printing, December 2002. Internet e-Book edition, 2003.
2005Publication by Transaction Publishers of Genocide at the Millenium:Volume 5 in the Series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Samuel Totten.
2006Publication by University of Nebraska Press of Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind: A Bridge between Mind and Society; Paperback, June 2008. Awarded "Outstanding Academic Book of the Year" by the American Library Association.
2007Publication by Praeger Security International of Fighting Suicide Bombers: A Worldwide Campaign for Life. Republished in India and Sri Lanka by three additional publishers Penguin-Random House, Pergamon, and Lancer.
2007Publication by Transaction Publishers of The Prevention of Genocide: Volume 6 in the Series, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, edited by Samuel Totten
2003-2007Institute Director, Israel W. Charny, is elected Vice-President (2003-2005) and President (2006-2007) of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). He is also appointed Chair of a committee (2004-2006) to establish a new journal. Subsequently he serves as Chair of the Joint Journal Committee. The journal is to be established by the IAGS and the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies of the Zoryan Institute.Genocide Studies and Prevention is to be published by the University of Toronto Press.
2007Organization of the Auschwitz Seminar at Auschwitz-Birkenau for the International Association of Genocide Scholars, to precede the international conference of the association in Sarajevo, Bosnia
2007-2009Institute Assistant Director, Marc I Sherman, is elected Secretary of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
2008The Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide receives a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation to launch a major website initiative, GPN GENOCIDE PREVENTION NOW. The magazine pioneers a new journalistic format which combines news, academic-level papers and resources.
A major section of the magazine, devoted to news of genocide studies, is
the Holocaust and Genocide Review edited by Marc I. Sherman.
2010Four web magazine issues of GPN GENOCIDE PREVENTION NOW are published and enjoy 6000 plus visits. GPN is recognized by Google almost immediately as a world leader in information about genocides.
GPN enters second year. Special Issue 5 Winter 20111 is devoted to CO-VICTIMS IN THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: ASSYRIANS, YEZIDIS, AND GREEKS
2011Since Issue 7 GPN has been publishing a Special Section IRAN NUCLEAR WATCH devoted to what it defines as the most pressing existential problem for Israel and the world.
Special Sections on Knesset Recognition of the Armenian Genocide published in Issues 8 and 10.
Institute Director, Israel W. Charny is awarded by Armenia the Presidential Prize in recognition of contributions to recognition of the
Armenian Genocide, and for academic researches of the process of denials of genocides.
2011Publication by the Open University of Israel of book in Hebrew: "And You Shall Destroy the Evil Inside of You" : Holocaust and Genocide as Our Human Actions by Israel W. Charny. Book is written as a textbook with exercises and summaries for students but is also released as a book for the general reading public. Open University Press elects to prepare a translation in English for a possible edition in the USA and UK. The book concerns the psychology of ordinary people long before the call comes from governments, churches or whoever to commit genocide. What are the processes at work inside us all through our lives that will determine?
2012The above book is included in a trail blazing series of Hebrew-language books edited by the Institute's Associate Director, Prof. Yair Auron, who directs genocide studies at the Open University. Prof. Auron reports an amazing number of 1300 registrants for courses on genocide in 2011.
List of the Books in the Open University Series on Genocide Studies
Volume 1: Yair Auron, Thought on the Inconceivable: Theoretical Aspects of Genocide Studies
Volume 2: Yair Auron, Issac Lubelski (Editors). Racism and Genocide
Volume 3: Arnon Gutful, Genocide in the "Land of Free" - The Indians of North America 1776-1789.
Volume 4: Eitan Ginsburg, Conflict and Encounter: The Destruction of the Indian Peoples of Spanish America
Volume 5: Yair Auron, The Armenian Genocide: Forgetting and Denying
Volume 6: Ariel Hurwitz, Hurban – The Destruction of the Jews by the Nazi Germany
Volume 7: Gilad Margalit, Nazi Germany and the Gypsies
Volume 8: Benyamin Neuberger, Rwanda 1994 – Genocide in the "Land of Thousand Hills"
Volume 9: Lydia Aran, Tibet 1950 -2000: Destroying a Civilization
Volume 10: Alek Epstein, Political and Ethnic Cleansings in USSR, 1912-1953
Volume 11: Israel W. Charny, "And You Must Destroy the Evil Inside of You": We are the Human Beings who Commit Holocaust and Genocide
Volume 12: Yair Auron, So That I Wouldn't Be Among the Silent
2012Profs. Israel Charny and Yair Auron present testimonies to the Knesset at its historic first open debate on recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Israel.
2012GPN enters third and final year of publication with support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A large number of GPN articles and stories win prominent places in Google searches.
2012The Armenian Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan, Armenia establishes the "Israel W. Charny" Room in the library that will house the library of the Institute.
2013The University of Hartford sends a film crew to Jerusalem to prepare a documentary of the life work of Israel W. Charny and the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide.
2013The Institute's Associate Director, Yair Auron, is awarded the Presidential Prize by Armenia for his outstanding contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
2013The University of Hartford Greenberg Center exhibits the work of Israel W. Charny.
2015Prof. Israel Charny testifies before the Knesset at its latest debate on recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Israel. Again the consensus is a definite yes but the government squashes the implementation.
2015The Institute's Associate Director, Prof. Yair Auron launches an academic program of genocide studies at the American University of Armenia.
2015The Institute's Director, Prof. Israel Charny and Associate Director, Prof. Yair Auron are invited by the government of Armenia to participate in the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan. Charny is a plenary speaker at the international conference. Both Auron and Charny appear extensively on television and in documentaries commemorating the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
2015Three books by Israel W. Charny are currently under contract with Rowman & Littlefield publishers in the U.S.:
  • The Genocide Contagion: How We Commit and Confront Holocaust and genocide -- a book for learning about ourselves B E F O R E
  • A Democratic Mind: Psychology and Psychiatry with Fewer Meds and More Soul
  • Psychotherapy for A Democratic Mind: Treatment of Intimacy, Tragedy, Violence and Evil
2015Institute Director of Research, Marc Sherman, presents a new model for indexing works on genocide to the International Association of Genocide scholars
2016The Institute completes a study of evaluations by Holocaust and genocide scholars of articles on the Holocaust and genocide in the Journal of Genocide Research (JGR) and has been published in the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism