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The Cambodian Genocide and the Continuing Effects of War after Conflict Resolution - PCON Podcast 2

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By Katherine Clark '11On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge invaded the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and drove the inhabitants of the city to the countryside. The new leadership forced city-dwellers into agricultural communes, with hopes of bringing Cambodia into a new era. Any resistance to the new movement was met with violence and execution. During the period that followed over two million people perished in the Cambodian Genocide. However, the death toll did not end with conflict resolution. Instead, land mines, a product of the civil unrest, violence, and hatred, continue to kill and maim civilians. The number of casualties from land mines are much too high through out Cambodia and in over 65 other countries. What are the implications of such statistics?In fall 2008, members of the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course at Colgate University embarked on a collaborative project to understand and interrogate 20th century histories of war and violence, as well as its resolutions. As part of this endeavor, students and faculty analyze and disseminate information about marginalized conflicts.References: http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/peace-and-conflict-studies/podcast-serieshttp://www.colgate.edu/pconIf you like what you see, subscribe to our channel.Colgate University (http://colgate.edu) is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence, interdisciplinary inquiry, and increasing student digital IQ. Colgate is located on a beautiful 515 acre campus in upstate New York, and takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.

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