New York

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation with Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the School of International and Public Affairs’ Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

12:00 - 2:00pm

A discussion with Dr. James Waller on his new book, Confronting Evil, which explores a fascinating set of strategies to prevent genocide from taking place; to prevent further atrocities once genocide is occurring; and to prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide.

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Washington, D.C.

By the United States Institute of Peace 

9:00am - 12:30pm

The near-daily litany of violence perpetrated by violent extremist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram illustrates the dearth of understanding about how these militant organizations successfully tap into social discord to advance their campaigns. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the RESOLVE Network on Thursday, September 29, as they convene researchers from around the world to help set priorities for policy-relevant research to identify effective responses.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organized By : Stanley Center for Peace and Security

By the Stanley Foundation 

26 - 28 September 2016

Together with CRIES, the Stanley Foundation will host the launch meeting for a civil society-based Latin American and Caribbean Mass Atrocity Prevention Network in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The involvement and empowerment of Latin American nongovernmental agents of change is crucial to the development of solid and sustainable prevention initiatives. A proactive civil society can share their expertise in the field and, in partnership with other key players, enhance the capacity of governments to maintain a national infrastructure for resilience to atrocity crimes and genocide and ensure accountability and respect for the rule of law and democratic governance.

The overarching aim of this project is to make a contribution to prevent future flagrant and systematic human rights abuses and atrocity crimes in Latin America and the Caribbean, which could be perpetrated by state and nonstate actors, both during turbulent and peaceful times. It will also strengthen civil society advocacy efforts to support broader national, regional, and international human rights and mass atrocity prevention agendas.

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Montreal, Quebec

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

24 - 26 May 2016

25 September includes a key note address by Ambassador Robert Fowler called "Sleeping with Al-Qaeda." 

The panel discussion "Assaulting Cultural Heritage: ISIS's Fight to Destroy Diversity in Iraq" is the theme of MIGS's academic conference designed to educate the public on the significance of assaults on pluralism. The conference also promotes greater community engagement and raises awareness of the threat to cultural pluralism posed by violent extremist movements such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda." 

To purchase tickets for the key note addres, click here and for the panel discussion here

Los Angeles, USA

Organized By : USC Shoah Foundation

By the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
Co-sponsored by the USC Latino Alumni Association and the USC School of International Relations

Conference: 11 - 14 September 2016

December 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Guatemalan peace accords that ended more than thirty years of civil war in 1996. USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will convene an international academic conference bringing researchers from all disciplines as well as the fields of Latin American Studies and Genocide Studies to advance the discussion of “Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.” The conference will be organized by Wolf Gruner, Center founding director, and Victoria Sanford, founding director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies (CfHRPS) at Lehman College, City University of New York.

To find more information about the conference and for registration, click here.