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AIPR Celebrates Recovery of Missing Grandson Number 114

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – August 6, 2014 – Estela de Carlotto, founder of Argentinian human rights group Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, announced yesterday that she has recovered her grandson after more than three decades of tireless searching. Ms. Carlotto has spoken at an AIPR alumni meeting, local genocide prevention seminars and at the launching the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. She is a tireless fighter for the truth about the identity of hundreds of newborns stolen and illegally adopted during the civil-military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. Carlotto’s grandson is the 114th to be found by Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

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Waller Outlines How Ordinary People Can Commit Genocide

BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Auschwitz Institute’s Academic Programs Director James Waller delivered a lecture to approximately 40 middle and high school teachers on how ordinary people can become perpetrators of genocide. “To explain behavior is not to excuse the behavior,” said Waller. “To understand is not to forgive.”

The lecture was organized by Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO) as part of a weeklong workshop for U.S. history, world history, humanities, and English language arts teachers from the New England region.

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AIPR Participates in Global R2P Focal Points Meeting

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – On June 12 – 13, 2014, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation participated in the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points. The meeting was co-hosted by the governments of Botswana and the Netherlands, in association with the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Representatives from more than 30 governments attended the first R2P Focal Points meeting to be held in Southern Africa.

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