GAAMAC Events

Past Events

Montreal

Organized By : Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

By the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

16 November 2017

Join Phil Gurski, former CSIS strategic analyst, will discusse this theme and his latest book, The Lesser Jihads: Bringing Islamist extremism to the world.

Registration is mandatory for this event - please register online in advance. 


Accra, Ghana

Organized By : Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre

This course aims at training African policymakers, government officials, military, policy and civil society personnel about R2P and its implementation. It is run by the Kofi Annan International Training Centre for Peacekeeping in Accra, Ghana. The deadline for applications was on 30 September. 


Da Nang, Vietnam

11-13 November 2017

The 8th Conference by the Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF), “The Future of Mediation in the Asia Pacific Region” will be held in Da Nang, Vietnam from November 11 to 13, 2017.

Topics covered will include:

  • Innovative approaches to Mediation and Peace Building in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Community Mediation
  • Court-annexed Mediation
  • Cross-cultural and Inter-cultural Mediation
  • Environmental Mediation
  • Family Mediation across the Life Cycle (disputes involving separation, divorce, children, older people, people with disability, cultural differences)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mediation and Human Rights
  • Mediation Education, Training, Standards and Accreditation
  • Mediation for Labour, Industry and Commercial Disputes
  • Mediation for Land Disputes
  • Online Dispute Resolution and E-Commerce

The Conference website will be available soon. Meanwhile, please consult the APMF website – www.asiapacificmediationforum.org – and email an "Expression of Interest" in participating, presenting a paper, poster or half-day workshop to dale.bagshaw@unisa.edu and thomas@mediation.vn


New York City

Organized By : Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

By the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation 

9 November 2017 

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation invites you to the book launch of "A Shifting Paradigm: Social media and the changing nature of conflict and conflict response."

Christopher McNaboe initially joined The Carter Center in 2012 as an intern and later became a graduate assistant in the Conflict Resolution Program. During that time, he developed what is now the Syria Conflict Mapping Project and officially joined the program to formalize and expand the Project in December of 2012.

For more information, click here.


New York City

Guarantees of non-recurrence of mass atrocities are central to peacebuilding and sustainable development. The United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals recognize in Goal 16 the importance of peace, inclusion, and access to justice in achieving sustainable development. However, there is limited research and understanding of the factors that may positively influence conflict reduction including the role of constitutions, human rights institutions, and transitional justice processes. In this discussion, we present a study by Dr. Chris Mahony, Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law Research and Policy, which looks into the relationship between these factors and conflict reoccurrence. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and comments on the study by other transitional justice scholars. The study is part of a joint World Bank-United Nations study, “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.”

Opening Remarks:
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Human Rights and Access to Justice Program Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

Speakers:
Chris Mahony, Research Fellow, Centre for International Law Research and Policy
Pablo de Greiff, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Paige Arthur, Deputy Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation


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