Expert on genocide to speak in Bay Area

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At 7:30 p.m. Monday he will address "Genocide as a Process: Common Threads in the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust — Linking Patterns of Denial" at Saroyan Hall, Armenian Community Center, 825 Brotherhood Way, S.F.

Sponsors are the Holocaust Center of Northern California, Facing History and Ourselves, the Armenian National Committee of San Francisco and the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California. For information, call (510) 215-2509.

Finally, he will lecture on "Genocide Denial: Recognizing Patterns of Denial of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide" at noon Tuesday at the Jewish studies seminar room, humanities building, Room 416, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave.

Sponsors are the Jewish Studies Program and the Armenian Genocide Resource Center of Northern California. For information, call (510) 215-2509.

In 1979, Charny founded the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide with survivor Elie Wiesel and Dr. Shamai Davidson.

Three years later, the institute organized the first International Conference on Holocaust and Genocide.

In 1985 Charny pioneered an international newsletter that brought together scholars from diverse backgrounds in an approach to the study of genocide that transcended ethnic and cultural boundaries.

Four years ago, the Centre for Comparative Genocide Studies of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, adopted the newsletter and continues its publication under the name "International Network on Holocaust and Genocide."

Charny also is the author of several books and articles on the subject, and has just completed the first-ever encyclopedia on genocide studies titled "The Encyclopedia of Genocide," which will be released in the fall.