Past Events

World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC

Organized By : Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

By the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

11:00 - 12:30pm: Room MC9-100 – 1818 H street NW, Washington DC

The Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities is organizing a panel discussion on the role that private sector and private foundations play in the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP).

This panel is part of the broader project “Deconstructing Mass Atrocities and Development”: a series of session on the interaction between development cooperation and RtoP. This event is organized within the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development which is a permanent knowledge forum that seeks to connect experts and stakeholders from around the world and to provide a mechanism for continual and efficient knowledge exchange and for the cogeneration of innovative legal solutions to development challenges based on efficiency, equity and justice.

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Budapest, Hungary

On November 11, the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities will organize a roundtable on the role of journalists in preventing genocide and countering extremism. This is a pre-event of the VIII Budapest Human Rights Forum and will take place at the Hungarian Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 14:30 to 17:15.

The roundtable wishes to highlight the possibilities of the media through discussing the role of journalists as individuals in addressing situations at mass atrocity risk where we shall also take account of the present migration wave. The workshop will offer an interactive space for exchanging views between journalists, representatives of governments, academia, civil society and international organizations to combine the theory with practice.

Read the full programme here.

Registration can be completed via email at not later than November 9th, 2015.

For more information, please contact: 

Ms. Thea Restovin
Research Assistant

Arlington, Virginia, USA

By Darfur Women Action Group, with Genocide Watch and George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

17 - 18 October

In partnership with Genocide Watch and the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), Darfur Women Action Group is organizing a conference to bring together a host of human rights activists, policy experts, celebrities and students to discuss sustainable solutions to the conflict in Darfur and educate the public about humanitarian issues. 

By addressing genocide and its impact on women, we will define challenges and develop strategies for ending violence against women and the use of rape as a weapon of war. Our goal is to empower activists and affected communities, set strategies for meaningful inclusion and justice for victims, and influence effective policy reforms that will bring a sustainable end to genocide in the 21st century.

For more information on the syposium, click here.

Montreal, Quebec

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Jochebed Katan will be speaking about her family's Holocaust story and the Courageous Gentiles that helped them to survive.

Jochebed Katan is a child Holocaust survivor born in the ghetto in Amsterdam at the beginning of 1943, just as the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands was reaching its most relentless and brutal stage. She and her parents were among the very few Jewish Dutch nuclear families to survive the war. She was a Montessori elementary school teacher in Holland for many years before moving to Canada. Jochebed has been giving talks to students in the Kingston area about the Holocaust for 10 years. In June 2015 she was invited to teach and do book signing in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington DC.

She recently published her memoir, entitled "You're Not Allowed to Shoot Me!"

For more information and registration, please visit this page.

Montreal, Quebec

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

It has been one year since Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu were hit by terrorist attacks carried out by Canadian citizens. These events continue to raise many questions.

What radicalization methods were used by terrorist groups to recruit future terrorists on Canadian soil? Between prevention and repression, what policies should we apply? What is the impact on families, communities and Canadian society in general? What actions can parents take when they do not know where to turn to for help?

During this discussion, three expert speakers will discuss how a social approach can be applied to address the issue of radicalization, and will question the impact of social networks and other issues as well.


Rachida Azdouz

Rachisa Azdouz is a psychologist specialized in inter-cultural relations.She has gained expertise in managing conflicts over values and rights, and regularly appears on Radio-Canada as an expert on these issues.

Stéphane Berthomet

Stephane Berthomet is an expert in terrorism, radicalisation and security. He is the author of "La fabrique du djihad: radicalisation et terrorisme au Canada" (EDITO, 2015). Associate to various research centres, he is the co-founder of the Observatoire sur la radicalisation et l'extrémisme violent (OSR) and regularly appears on Radio-Canada to discuss these questions.

Vivek Venkatesh

Vivek Venkatesh is Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Concordia University and former Acting Director of the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance. Vivek is an interdisciplinary and applied learning scientist who investigates the psychological, cultural and cognitive factors impacting the design, development and inclusive adoption of digital media in educational and social contexts. Vivek is director of the federally-funded SOMEONE (Social Media Education Every Day) initiative which will see the creation of an web portal dedicated to sensitizing the Canadian public to the ill effects of hate speech and building resilience against radicalization. 

For more information and registration, please visit this page

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