GAAMAC Events

Past Events

New York City

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation 

9 November 2017 

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation invites you to the book launch of "A Shifting Paradigm: Social media and the changing nature of conflict and conflict response."

Christopher McNaboe initially joined The Carter Center in 2012 as an intern and later became a graduate assistant in the Conflict Resolution Program. During that time, he developed what is now the Syria Conflict Mapping Project and officially joined the program to formalize and expand the Project in December of 2012.

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New York City

Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peacebuilding and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. In this discussion, we present a study by Dr. Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy, which looks into the relationship between these factors and conflict reoccurrence. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars. The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations study, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Opening Remarks:
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Human Rights and Access to Justice Program Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Speakers:
Chris Mahony, Research Fellow, Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Pablo de Greiff, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation


Brussels

5-10 November 2017

Organized by the ICRC from 5-10 November 2017, this IHL course is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to familiarize themselves with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict.

Application deadline: 10 September 2017


Montreal, Canada

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

2 Novermber 2017 

Since the end of August, the Rohingya have been facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Burma. According to the United Nations, more than 500,000 members of this Muslim minority have been forced to flee the violence perpetrated by the Burmese army helped by militias. According to the UN and other expert groups, what is happening in Burma, and particularly in Rakhine State, is "a classic example of ethnic cleansing". 

How can a country in slow democratic transition and led (in part) by a Nobel Peace Prize winner tolerate and even commit this violence?

In order to understand the nature of the current crisis, we must look at the history of this stateless people, the inter-community tensions between Rohingya and Buddhists, and the discrimination they have suffered for decades. Other issues will be discussed during this round table, including the analysis of the process leading to such mass violence and the power of action of the international community of the countries of the Association of South Asian Nations. East or Canada? 


This discussion is organized by MIGS Concordia and Raoul Dandurand Chair of UQAM. The discussion can be held in both languages.


Virginia, the United States

Organized By : Stanley Center for Peace and Security

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.

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