Oslo, Norway

By Euro-ISME

23 - 25 May 2016

In previous decades, European armed forces have frequently had to participate in counter-terrorist operations while abroad. For many however, counter-terrorist operations in their home country are a relatively new phenomenon – even though exceptions exist, such as Northern Ireland or the Basque country. Armed and uniformed soldiers can now be seen patrolling the streets, doing work which is, in some respects at least, comparable to that of the civilian police.

What are the ethical implications of this phenomenon? To what extent does it change the relationship between the soldier and the democratic state? Do emerging technologies encroach on democratic freedoms? Does the phenomenon re-define the relation between the police and the military? Under what conditions can soldiers, who are trained to achieve victory by force of arms – including killing where necessary – be used effectively in crowded city-centres? What does this imply for the training of soldiers? Conversely, do we also risk over-militarising our police

This conference will intend to discuss the ethical questions of counter-terrorism for the military.

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Washington, D.C.

By the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

9:00am - 4:45pm

Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide brings together international policymakers and experts to discuss atrocity prevention coordination, best practices, and future agendas for domestic and international atrocity prevention efforts. This daylong event is designed to strengthen genocide prevention policy efforts within the United States and deepen international partnerships to stop mass atrocities. 

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Washington, D.C.

The Stanley Foundation
The Simon-Skjodt Center

The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Stanley Foundation will host an off-the-record discussion, “Allies Against Atrocity: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Deter, Prevent, and Stop Mass Killings,” featuring Lee Feinstein, Dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and former US Ambassador to Poland, and Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

As recent crises have highlighted, the international community is in urgent need of successful cooperative strategies to prevent and halt mass atrocities. The right starting point for cooperation is between like-minded, politically influential, and militarily capable allies who share the view that preventing atrocities is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility.

Lee Feinstein and Tod Lindberg have recently concluded a project that explores the capabilities and gaps of key national and institutional actors in preventing and responding to mass atrocities. Their forthcoming report contains findings and recommendations for transatlantic partners to strengthen cooperation in this space.

The discussion will begin with a brief overview of key insights from the report. It will follow with an off-the-record exchange among participants to further understand opportunities and challenges in transatlantic cooperation, particularly in light of upcoming leadership changes within the United Nations and United States government. An executive summary will be distributed to confirmed participants prior to this event.

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New York, NY

By the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Is it ever too late to pay for a crime? While some Nazi officials and collaborators were brought to trial at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and other courts in the mid– to late– 1940s, they only represented a fraction of those responsible for the Holocaust. As the years passed, the global legal community largely lost interest in pursuing the remaining perpetrators. A few remarkable individuals, however, wanted to ensure the crimes of the Holocaust would never be forgotten or go unpunished.

Discover the small band of individuals who refused to give up and were able to uncover criminals such as  Klaus Barbie and John Demjanjuk. The work of these Nazi “hunters"—which still continues across the world—has set important precedents for how we punish the crime of genocide today.

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London, United Kingdom

By the International State Crime Initiative 

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is excited to host Professor Daniel Feierstein to deliver its 2016 Annual Lecture. Professor Feierstein is a renowned genocide scholar, and his books and articles have been critical in the qualification of the crimes committed in Argentina as genocide, established by 9 different tribunals from 2006 on. His conceptual work on genocide was central to the development of ISCI's research on the genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar. 

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