Past Event


Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

  •  Worcester, MA

By the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

12 - 15 April 2018

The Strassler Center will host the Fourth International Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in cooperation with the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The conference will provide a forum for advanced doctoral students and early post-docs to present their research projects to peers and established scholars.

This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Accordingly, we invite pertinent applications from all fields and disciplines and from countries around the world. Students working on genocides and other forms of mass violence in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and America as well as on the aftermath and collective memorialization of genocides are encouraged to apply.

CFP Deadline: 31 August 2017

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Dealing with the Past & Conflict Transformation Course 2017

  •  Basel, Switzerland

By Swisspeace

11-15 September 2017

Learn about the design and implementation of effective and transformative dealing with the past processes.

Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes like truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing dealing with the past processes, and the ways in which actors can work together for effective policy decision-making. Engaging with key debates in the field, it focuses on how to ensure that dealing with the past processes support the transformation of violent conflicts.

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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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Launch of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes

  •  New York, USA
  •  15:00pm

ECOSOC Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York
15:00 - 18:00pm

The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the World Council of Churches will hold a meeting on 14 July in New York to launch the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that could lead to Atrocity Crimes, as well as five regional action plans developed by religious leaders and actors from around the world. The meeting will be opened by the United Nations Secretary-General.

These pioneering documents are the first to focus on the role of religious leaders and actors in preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes and the first to develop context specific regional strategies with this objective. Implementation of the global Plan of Action and the five regional action plans could contribute to the prevention of atrocity crimes, especially in areas affected by religious and sectarian tensions and violence.

The meeting is designed to bring together Member States, the United Nations, international and non- governmental organizations to adopt and launch the Plan of Action and the related regional action plans and discuss strategies for their implementation.

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Click these links for the meeting agenda and an advance copy of Plan of Action