IHL Course for Humanitarian Practitioners

  •  Brussels

5-10 November 2017

Organized by the ICRC from 5-10 November 2017, this IHL course is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to familiarize themselves with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict.

Application deadline: 10 September 2017


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


The Milan Forum for Action on Preventing Violent Extremism and Mass Atrocities

  •  Milan, Italy

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies and the Parliamentarians for Global Action

27-28 November 2017

This international initiative will seek to counter violent extremism by working with lawmakers from all regions of the world to create a global democratic consensus and mobilize parliamentarians to adopt effective policies to marginalize and defeat the ideology of violent extremists.


Genocide Memorialisation: Political Imaginaries and Public Materialities

  •  Gothenburg, Sweden
This is an international conference inviting artists, curators, commissioners, scholars and researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences to consider the highly specific, but nonetheless pervasive, cultural phenomenon of genocide memorialisation. The conference considers the unsettling intersection of questions of mass murder, historicisation, memory-work, artistic production and public culture at a historical moment marked by a resurgence of xenophobic, ethno-nationalist and racist mobilisations.
The conference is organised by the cross-disciplinary Genocide Memorialisation Seminar, University of Gothenburg, co-convened by the School of Global Studies, Valand Academy, and the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies.  Participation in the conference is free, however places are limited, as the intention is to create a focussed space of generative dialogue across a range of practices and disciplines.