Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised questions about the role and future of the United Nations. Established in the aftermath of World War II with a fundamental goal of securing peace, the UN now faces yet another conflict that continues to undermine public perceptions about its authority and legitimacy and challenge fundamental assumptions about the global order.
Join the Stimson Center for a panel discussion on the fundamental and far-reaching challenges the Ukraine crisis presents for the UN and what that might portend for global norms and order.
The event will take place online on Apr 26, 2022 at 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) / 3:30PM CEST (Geneva).
Organized By : International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)
Media engagement and advocacy play an important role in countries undergoing transitional justice processes. In addition to shining a light on prominent perpetrators and issues of accountability, media can also provide and promote platforms for victims and survivors, humanizing stigmatized people and showing the diversity and depth of their stories.
Conducted in collaboration with the Coalition's Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, this webinar will offer examples from Africa and Latin America, among other regions, of how Sites of Conscience can work with media outlets to make what can be cumbersome political and legal processes more accessible to local communities. The session will also provide strategies for navigating security concerns and press restrictions.
Online on Thursday, April 21st at 10 am EST
Recent years have seen an increase in influence of leaders, political parties, and discourse promoting exclusionary forms of nationalism. This growing influence can be seen in the success of Marine Le Pen in the recent elections in France, the "America First" policies promoted by the former U.S. president Donald Trump, and the military coup in Myanmar.Religious peacebuilding organizations are often at the forefront of efforts to build solidarity and social cohesion and promote cross cultural dialogue, inclusion, pluralism, diversity, and social justice. This rise of nationalism has thus had an inordinate impact on their work. Join the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy and the Alliance for Peacebuilding to hear from practitioners about how they are navigating the rise of exclusionary nationalism. Learn about the strategies they are using to continue to promote inclusion, cross-cultural engagement, pluralism, and solidarity during a challenging era.
Online, 20 April, 10:00am (ET).
Join this virtual symposium co-convened by Harriman Institute Adjunct Assistant Professor Tanya Domi and Dr. Laura Cohen, Executive Director of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
Genocide denial not only abuses history, including contemporary history, but it also insults the survivors and extends the impact of the original crimes. Denial is the final act that never ends for the survivors. This symposium examines some of the parallels of contemporary genocide denial in the Balkans with increasing Holocaust denial and distortion sweeping across Europe. What can we learn from Holocaust experts and scholars that is applicable to the present? And what are some ways that memory activists resist denial of the most brutal crimes?
Online on April 14 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (EDT).
Program and registration for the panels
Since 2017, the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University holds an annual conference, Frontiers of Prevention. It has brought academic researchers and prevention practitioners from governments, international organizations, and civil society to Binghamton’s Downtown Campus for two days of conversation, sharing notes and experiences, and forming new professional connections and networks.
Unlike more familiar academic conferences, Frontiers of Prevention has a workshop format. Over the conference's two days, seven extended thematic sessions, without formal presentations, allow participants and audience members to explore topics in depth, to make connections among different thematic panels, and to pursue collaborations and test new ideas.
Held on 8-9 April 2022, the conference will be both in-person at Binghamton University and livestreamed.
Program and registration