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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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Warrenton, Virginia

Organized By : Stanley Center for Peace and Security

By the Stanley Foundation

26 - 28 October 2016

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.

At this 57th Strategy for Peace Conference, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari will give a keynote address at the conference. Ambassador Gambari is the Founder & Chairman of the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy, & Development; former Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs; and former UN Under-Secretary-General.

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New York

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Columbia University and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

Memories of victimization and conflict are a primary cause of retaliation and vengeance. This conference will explore how history can also engage with conflict resolution processes and the work of mass atrocity prevention.

Participants will explore topics including textbooks, museums, historical commissions, archives, collective memory and performative history.

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Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

20 - 21 October 2016

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is organizing a two-day Professional Training Program on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). 

Violent extremism is currently one of the most important challenges to peace and security, undermining sustainable development and respect for international human rights. This training program is a unique program tailored to mid- to senior-level professionals interested in radicalization, and the intersections between violent extremism, human rights and mass atrocities.

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Brisbane, Australia

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

By the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect 

The University of Queensland : Building GPN 39A Room 402

Speakers:

  • Reconciling Status: China and the Dilemma of Intervention in the UN Security Council, 2000-2015.
    Dr. Courtney J. Fung, Assistant  Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration -  The University of  Hong  Kong
  • China and the Responsibility to Protect: Towards a More Active Norm-Shaping Role?
    Mr. Andrew Garwood-Gowers, Co-leader - International Security - International Law and  Global Governance  Program - Queensland University of Technology
  • Chair & Discussant
    Dr. Sarah Teitt, Deputy Director - Asia Pacific Centre Responsibility to Protect - The University of Queensland

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