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Webinar

Organized By : Stanley Center for Peace and Security

By the Stanley Foundation and CRIES

10 - 11 November 2016

How can funders empower civil society organizations to prevent atrocities?  The Stanley Foundation and CRIES will present a new initiative they jointly launched in Buenos Aires in September 2016, the Latin American and Caribbean Mass Atrocity Prevention Network. Through the establishment of this network, civil society actors across the region have new opportunities to engage one another on important issues of prevention. Equally as important, the consolidated network will work directly with its state-based counterpart, the Latin American Network for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, to develop coordinated, informed approaches to prevention in the region and at the national level.

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New York

By the UN Department of Public Information 

In observance of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Ukraine and Israel, is organizing a panel discussion “Holocaust Remembrance and Public Memorials - the Complexities and Challenges of Facing the Past”. More than 33,000 Jewish men, women and children were murdered at Babi Yar, near Kiev, on 29 and 30 September 1941. This massacre is one of the largest mass killings at an individual location during the Second World War. It is estimated that some 100,000 people, including Jews, Roma, Communists and Soviet Prisoners, were murdered at Babi Yar between 1941 and 1945.

Holocaust experts and scholars from Brazil, Japan, Israel, United States, Ukraine and South Africa will discuss the relationship between Holocaust remembrance, public memory, and education in their countries. They will highlight their education programmes for youth.

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Tronto, Canada

By the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC)

Conference: 28 October 2016, held at the University of Tronto

Empires at times have shown little will to prevent famine, sometimes manipulating food provision as a weapon to control and/or exterminate social classes and “disloyal groups” in order to achieve political goals. The imperial famines have horrifying similarities, including roots in imperialistic governance, the vertical hierarchy of metropolis and colony, and the sacrifice of lives at the “periphery” in the name of the greater good of the empire. The conference series Empire, Colonialism and Famine in Comparative Historical Perspective will explore these issues and ways imperial governments have understated or hidden the results of faminogenic policies and the reactions of victims, first and foremost in the anti-colonial, anti-imperial movements in which the experience of man-made famine has served as a powerful awakening factor and motivation for achieving political transformation.

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Canberra, Australia

Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

By the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 

27 - 28 October 2016

The conference will assess the state of the field, and investigate both current practices and innovative approaches to atrocity prevention and civilian protection. It will benefit states, practitioners and academics that are seeking to better understand how R2P Pillars One and Two could be institutionalized and implemented in practice.

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New York

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

By the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

Since its outbreak in March 2011, the conflict in Syria has cost the lives of more than 400,000 people, displaced more than 10 million people, and been punctuated by systematic and widespread atrocities and crimes against humanity. As the Assad regime continues its attacks on Syrian civilians, the flow of refugees escaping violence is putting new pressure on the security, economic, and diplomatic challenges in the region and beyond. Join us for a discussion about the longest humanitarian crisis since the Holocaust and options for response.

Speakers: 

  • Norman Eisen, a Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution; and former United States Ambassador to the Czech
  • Republic Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director for Syrian Emergency Task Force and Political Director for United for a Free Syria

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