Multimedia used to end mass atrocities

Hackett uses multimedia to end mass atrocity crimes
Hackett uses multimedia to end mass atrocity crimes

Multimedia, long a tool used to various ends, is now helping to end mass atrocity crimes.

Mark Hackett, the 26-year-old CEO and executive director for Operation Broken Silence, will explain how when he visits the University of Oregon Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.

Hackett heads an emerging human rights organization that specializes in using multimedia tools to end mass atrocity crimes.

His work has been featured by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and more than a dozen other news and non-profit organizations. He also has testified to the United States Congress concerning the crisis in Sudan.

On Thursday, Jan. 31, Hackett will present a free public lecture titled, "Behind the Front Lines in the Fight Against Genocide," at 6:30 p.m. in Knight Law Center 175.

Hackett's time at the UO will also include presentations in several classes and work with the university's cross-campus initiative responsible for his visit, "Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent."

The initiative examines personal and political responses to mass atrocities from the perspective of numerous disciplines, including law, ethics, psychology, history, communications, international studies, geography, political science, philosophy, education and others. It is spearheaded by the UO School of Law's Appropriate DisputeResolution Center in partnership with the Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

- from UO School of Law