GAAMAC Events

Past Events

New York City

By the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

The focus of this joint project is on the role of public and mental health in mass atrocity prevention (that is, large scale and deliberate attacks on civilians, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide). This multi-year initiative will begin to build a body of knowledge, culminating in an edited volume, on how public and mental health policies and practices (that is, actions meant to protect and promote the health of entire societies, and that employ multidisciplinary interventions to address the underlying causes of health and disease) can aid in lowering recidivism of past abuses and the prevention of mass atrocity.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Oct 16, 2017.  Submitters of accepted abstracts will be invited to an onsite workshop at Cardozo Law Institute in New York City in the Spring of 2018. 

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Bucharest, Romania

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

12-13 October 2017

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Diplomatic Institute, held a National Training Seminar for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocity in Bucharest, on October 12-13. The event is AIPR’s first national-level training seminar in Romania with 25 participants drawn from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Justice, Defense, Education, as well as personnel from the Office of the Military Prosecutor and relevant academic institutes.


Barcelona, Spain

How do questions of justice impact peace processes? And what do processes from Colombia to Northern Ireland and beyond tell us about this relationship? Those questions guide our intensive course "Negotiating Peace and Justice: A Course on the Place of Transitional Justice in Peace Processes," to be held October 9-13 in Barcelona, Spain in partnership with Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) and the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP).

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Basel, Switzerland

Organized By : Swisspeace

By Swisspeace

11-15 September 2017

Learn about the design and implementation of effective and transformative dealing with the past processes.

Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes like truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective. This course examines the potentials and challenges of designing and implementing dealing with the past processes, and the ways in which actors can work together for effective policy decision-making. Engaging with key debates in the field, it focuses on how to ensure that dealing with the past processes support the transformation of violent conflicts.

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New York City

The General Assembly will hold an informal, interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect, with a focus on Accountability for Prevention, on 6 September 2017.


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