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September 29 - October 3, 2014
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October 3, 2014 - James Tyner (Professor of Geography, Kent State University)
Hydraulic Engineering under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979: A Geographical Analysis
Between 1975 and 1979 approximately two million men, women, and children died in what has become known as the Cambodian 'genocide'. Of these deaths, approximately half were directly murder through torture and execution; the remained perished from a combination of indirect causes--starvation, exhaustion, and lack of medical care. In their totality, these deaths are the consequence of a series of political-economic decisions that produced the conditions of widespread mortality. Most salient was the Khmer Rouge's attempt to increase agricultural productivity. The attainment of this objective however required a monumental effort to rapidly expand irrigation projects (i.e. dams, dikes, canals, and reservoirs) throughout Democratic Kampuchea. To date, little sustained research has theoretically or empirically attempted to document the hydraulic engineering projects of the Khmer Rouge. This paper constitutes one component of a larger, on-going project that seeks to fill this gap in our understanding of the Cambodian 'genocide'.
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