Past Events

Los Angeles, CA

Organized By : Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

The history of the Holocaust highlights the danger of propaganda and how societies can become vulnerable to extreme messages. This interactive one-day workshop will offer teachers unique strategies for helping students engage with historical propaganda and view messages they encounter today with a more critical eye.

For more information, please visit this page

New York City

Organized By : Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability

3-5 December

The Historical Justice and Memory Network has announced its 2015 conference. The Network provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory.

The 2015 conference aims to explore issues relating to memory, victimhood and violence. Possible themes include the changing nature and identity of victims and the theme of contested victimization, with a particular interest in topics that explore the anniversaries of historical violence and the way such events are remembered. Abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2015.

For the full call for papers and instruction on how to apply, click here, or go to their website.

New York, NY

Organized By : Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide

The visual and spoken testimony of activists and journalists has the power to enrich our understanding of other countries, cultures, and peoples. It also documents groups at risk when there is still time for the world to act. With its mandate to alert the national conscience to genocide and crimes against humanity, the Museum relies on the evidence these professionals collect to bring to light stories of destruction and devastation. Join us for a discussion with those who put themselves in harm’s way to bear witness to mass atrocities.

This event will take place in the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center at 7pm on the 1st of December, 2015. 

For more information, please visit this page

For tickets to this discussion, please follow this link

For questions or Registration Assistance please call +1 202-488-0460 or email

Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Genocide Prevention Advisory Network

By the Genocide Prevention Advisory Network

30 November - 2 December

The purpose of the Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet) is to provide scientifically based risk assessments, analysis of mass human atrocities, and advice to all interested parties, including academic bodies, the United Nations, individual governments, regional organizations, and non-governmental organizations, to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. 

GPANet will gather in Geneva, Switzerland, for its 2015 meeting. 

University of Toronto

Organized By : Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The ISIL has claimed responsibility for the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday which claimed the lives of at least 129 people and wounded over 300 civilians. 

On Friday, Nov 20, 2015 at the Munk School of Global Affairs, please join us for a panel discussion on “Understanding the ISIL & Confronting Non-State Terrorism,”  featuring following speakers.  The roundtable will take place from 12pm to 2pm in Room 208N of the Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto.

This roundtable will bring together a panel of experts from the academia, civil society and the media. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for free of charge. To register, please email with [Nov 20 roundtable- your name].

Naomi Kikoler - Deputy Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Kathleen Davis - International Criminal Law Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

For the media release, follow this link to download.  

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