Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths

  •  New Jersey, USA

At Kean University

25-29 June 2017

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths is a summer institute comprising a two-day conference focusing on the United States (June 25-26), followed by half-day working groups over three days on other societies around the world for comparison (June 27-29). It will explore tested and contested measures of dealing with the global legacies of large-scale, collective violence and atrocity crimes – including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide – against vulnerable communities and fueled by terrorist acts, rogue states, authoritarian regimes, asymmetrical warfare, internal conflict, and institutionalized discrimination. The Institute’s purpose is twofold: to clarify the anemic performance by state actors in managing atrocity and large-scale violence and restoring confidence in social stability and security; and to consider non-state, civil-society alternatives that, in the aggregate, could move progressively forward toward securing, if not transforming, successor societies.

These sessions are intended for scholars, non-governmental organization practitioners, government and think-tank policymakers, and teachers at all levels. 

Application deadline is February 28, 2017. 

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The Thirteenth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars

  •  Brisbane, Australia

By the International Association of Genocide Scholars

09- 11 July 2017

Nearly seven decades after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the hopes embedded in that document remain largely unfulfilled. The theme of the 2017 IAGS conference revisits the two core components of the Convention: justice for acts of genocide, and prevention of future genocides.

While the conference theme will concentrate on these twin themes of justice and prevention, the 2017 IAGS conference is open to any whose work connects with the study of genocide. We aim to bring together scholars, activists, artists and survivors to examine genocidal violence from a wide range of disciplines and approaches.

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2017 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

  •  Washington, DC

By United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

English Language Arts
19–21 July 2017

Social Studies
23–25 July 2017

This annual conference is intended for secondary school, community college, and university educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. Educators with more experience are also invited to attend. 

There are two tracks, one for English/language arts teachers (July 19–21) and one for social studies/history educators (July 23–25).

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58th Strategy for Peace Conference

  •  Virginia, the United States

Each year the Stanley Foundation convenes its Strategy for Peace Conference on policy challenges in key global issue areas with experts from the public and private sectors who meet in concurrent, autonomous roundtables. Each respective roundtable is intended to generate group consensus recommendations on the aspect of policy that is its focus.

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The Future of Mediation in the Asia Pacific Region

  •  Da Nang, Vietnam

11-13 November 2017

The 8th Conference by the Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF), “The Future of Mediation in the Asia Pacific Region” will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam from November 11 to 13, 2017.

Topics covered will include:

  • Innovative approaches to Mediation and Peace Building in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Community Mediation
  • Court-annexed Mediation
  • Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural Mediation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Family Mediation across the Life Cycle (disputes involving separation, divorce, children, older people, people with disability, cultural differences)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mediation and Human Rights
  • Mediation Education, Training, Standards and Accreditation
  • Mediation for Labour, Industry and Commercial Disputes
  • Mediation for Land Disputes
  • Online Dispute Resolution and E-Commerce

The Conference website will be available soon. Meanwhile, please consult the APMF website – www.asiapacificmediationforum.org – and email an "Expression of Interest" in participating, presenting a paper, poster or half-day workshop to dale.bagshaw@unisa.edu and thomas@mediation.vn