Past Events

Washington, DC

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

By United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

English Language Arts
19–21 July 2017

Social Studies
23–25 July 2017

This annual conference is intended for secondary school, community college, and university educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. Educators with more experience are also invited to attend. 

There are two tracks, one for English/language arts teachers (July 19–21) and one for social studies/history educators (July 23–25).

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New York, USA

ECOSOC Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York
15:00 - 18:00pm

The United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the World Council of Churches will hold a meeting on 14 July in New York to launch the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that could lead to Atrocity Crimes, as well as five regional action plans developed by religious leaders and actors from around the world. The meeting will be opened by the United Nations Secretary-General.

These pioneering documents are the first to focus on the role of religious leaders and actors in preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes and the first to develop context specific regional strategies with this objective. Implementation of the global Plan of Action and the five regional action plans could contribute to the prevention of atrocity crimes, especially in areas affected by religious and sectarian tensions and violence.

The meeting is designed to bring together Member States, the United Nations, international and non- governmental organizations to adopt and launch the Plan of Action and the related regional action plans and discuss strategies for their implementation.

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Click these links for the meeting agenda and an advance copy of Plan of Action

Washington, DC

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

By the United States Institute of Peace

The U.S. and other donors spend billions each year to improve governance in the name of development for war-torn or fragile countries. But good government is crucial for another reason: its capacity to reduce violence that undermines the very development the international community seeks. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the World Bank on July 12 for a discussion of this vital element of the Bank’s “World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law.”

Brisbane, Australia

Organized By : International Association of Genocide Scholars

By the International Association of Genocide Scholars

09- 11 July 2017

Nearly seven decades after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the hopes embedded in that document remain largely unfulfilled. The theme of the 2017 IAGS conference revisits the two core components of the Convention: justice for acts of genocide, and prevention of future genocides.

While the conference theme will concentrate on these twin themes of justice and prevention, the 2017 IAGS conference is open to any whose work connects with the study of genocide. We aim to bring together scholars, activists, artists and survivors to examine genocidal violence from a wide range of disciplines and approaches.

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New Jersey, USA

At Kean University

25-29 June 2017

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths is a summer institute comprising a two-day conference focusing on the United States (June 25-26), followed by half-day working groups over three days on other societies around the world for comparison (June 27-29). It will explore tested and contested measures of dealing with the global legacies of large-scale, collective violence and atrocity crimes – including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide – against vulnerable communities and fueled by terrorist acts, rogue states, authoritarian regimes, asymmetrical warfare, internal conflict, and institutionalized discrimination. The Institute’s purpose is twofold: to clarify the anemic performance by state actors in managing atrocity and large-scale violence and restoring confidence in social stability and security; and to consider non-state, civil-society alternatives that, in the aggregate, could move progressively forward toward securing, if not transforming, successor societies.

These sessions are intended for scholars, non-governmental organization practitioners, government and think-tank policymakers, and teachers at all levels. 

Application deadline is February 28, 2017. 

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