Fall 2022 Defender Speaker Series: Introductory Lesson for Emir Suljagić

This fall, we will be hosting a speaker series featuring conversations with world leaders, policy makers, educators, and human rights defenders to help you bring discussions of current human rights issues into your classroom. Each live webinar will be moderated by a student from one of our partner schools. Your students will also have an opportunity to participate through a live question and answer session with the speaker.

We’re excited to announce that our first speaker is Emir Suljagić, a journalist, activist, and director of the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Center. In the face of increasing religious and ethnic tensions around the world, the lessons learned from Srebrenica are especially relevant. Emir will share these lessons in his talk, which will be moderated by Sevde Guleryuz, a senior at George School.

In this lesson, students will learn who Emir Suljagić is and understand the work he does to advocate for the survivors of the Srebrenica genocide, and understand the events that led to the Srebrenica genocide.