Past Events

Washington DC, USA

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

8-10 April

This course is tailored to mid- to senior-level U.S. practitioners engaged in the design and implementation of comprehensive atrocities prevention and response strategies. It represents a first step towards a larger training and applied research initiative in support of US policy development in this field. Participants will include members of the US Atrocities Prevention Board. By the end of the three-day program, participants will be empowered to: 1) Grasp the normative and institutional framework of US and international atrocity prevention; 2) Identify early warning signs and assess the risk of atrocity crimes; and 3) Design a holistic strategy, including the full array of early prevention and crisis management tools, to address the risk or occurrence of atrocity crimes in various conflict contexts.


Organized By : Stanley Foundation

25-27 March  

Ten years after the 2005 World Summit, an international effort is underway to review progress and chart a path forward for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). While taking stock of R2P's evolution is vital, equal, if not more attention must be given to developing an ambitious vision for the decade ahead. Our intention with this dialogue is to move the discussion of R2P's future from brainstorming to more concrete recommendations of forward-looking priorities.

Among other things, the conference will examine the role of R2P in the most difficult situations such as those involving armed nonstate actors, challenging geopolitical dynamics, and governments not fully in control of their territories. Special attention will be paid to R2P as a preventive tool as well as the institutional opportunities for strengthening mass atrocity prevention and responses.

The conference sessions will be informal, off the record, and directed toward the development of pragmatic policy recommendations.

Invitation Only
Jennifer Smyser

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

19-21 March

Educational modules will familiarize participants with the concepts of genocide and mass atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, among other topics. It will be composed of two separate trainings: one for professionals coming from civil society, academia, and government, and the other for university students from both within and outside Sarajevo. In addition to working to create genocide sensitive citizenry, one of the chief goals of this initiative is to develop a genocide and mass atrocity curriculum for institutions of higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thus establishing a long-term mechanism to counter the threat of mass atrocities through preventive awareness and action.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Organized By : Stanley Foundation

By the Stanley Foundation and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

As a part of international efforts to focus on the Responsibility to Protect and to "take stock," the event will undertake a review of global, regional, and national efforts to implement R2P through a series of regional consultations.

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Accra, Ghana

Organized By : Stanley Foundation

By the Stanley Foundation

This is a workshop in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Centre in Accra, Ghana. The workshop will be an opportunity to share research on the state of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in Africa, as well as the capacity of African states to protect citizens.

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