We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
We are Building a World that Prevents Genocide and other Mass Atrocities
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AIPR Observes Day of Remembrance for the Cambodian Genocide

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) marks the annual Day of Remembrance for the Cambodian Genocide on May 20, the date on which the atrocity began over 40 years ago. In one of the most fatal genocides of the 20th century, approximately 1.7 million individuals, over 20% of the Cambodian population, lost their lives to the brutality that took place between 1975 and 1979. Under the leadership of …

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May 5, 2016-Morning Meeting. On May 5, Dr. Jim Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, spoke to the Taft community during Morning Meeting in honor of Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Dr. Waller’s visit to Taft was thanks to the generous support of the Albert Family Holocaust Study Fund, which allows to bring to campus a Yom HaShoah Morning Meeting speaker each year. The fund was created by Burt and Sylvia Albert, parents of Eric Albert ’77, Jonathan Albert ’79 and Deborah A. Rosmarin ’82, to enable the school to bring to campus once a year guest speakers who are recognized authorities on the study of the Holocaust during WWII.   (Photo by Robert Falcetti/Taft)

Dr. Waller Delivers Yom HaShoah Address at The Taft School

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Dr. James Waller, Director of Academic Programs at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), delivered an address to 600 students at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut as the Yom HaShoah Morning Meeting Speaker. Following his talk, Dr. Waller held a Q&A session with students and visited with classes throughout the day.

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Profiles in Prevention

Every month, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation profiles an individual who emerged from our Raphael Lemkin Seminar with a personal commitment to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. These role models are driven to make and shape policy at home and abroad around effective and sustainable prevention.

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Naima Benwakrim

Naima Benwakrim is the Director of Human Rights and Monitoring at the National Council on Human Rights of Morocco and is a member of the Central Authority for the Prevention of Corruption. She has previously worked in the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (Morocco’s Truth Commission), monitoring activities related to: public hearings, the Commission’s final report, and its objective of mainstreaming a gender-centric approach.

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María Alejandra Costa Prieto

María Alejandra Costa Prieto is the Director of the Human Rights Department in Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and currently serves as her country’s Focal Point in the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Ms. Costa is also an alumna of the 2015 Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, held in Poland.

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Debbie Stothard

Debbie Stothard is an active promoter of human rights in Burma and the ASEAN region. During her 32-year career, she has worked as a journalist, community education consultant, governmental advisor, and trainer in Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. In 1996, she founded the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and was elected Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in 2013.

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Yvette K. W. Bourcicot

Yvette K. W. Bourcicot is a Senior Advisor for Atrocity Prevention and Response for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) in the United States government. She is a medically retired Air Force JAG and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center as well as an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. Ms. Bourcicot attended AIPR’s Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, Global edition, in November of 2015.

What advice …

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Dismas Nkunda

Dismas Nkunda is a longtime leader in Ugandan civil society and the Founder and Executive Director of Atrocities Watch Africa. Mr. Nkunda holds a Master of Arts degree in Humanitarian Assistance from Tufts University and has previously worked as a Program Officer for Africa Humanitarian Action in Uganda in addition to his career as a  journalist covering conflicts in Africa’s Great Lakes Region. Mr. Nkunda  features frequently as an instructor at AIPR …

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Fabian Oddone

Fabian Oddone is a diplomat currently acting as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Argentine Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Oddone served as an instructor at the Global edition of AIPR’s Lemkin Seminar in November of 2011 and December of 2013 as well as at the Latin American edition of the seminar in October 2014.

What are the factors that have brought you to work in the field of …

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Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed

Lady Justice Jamila Mohammed is a Judge of Appeal within Kenya’s national Court of Appeal and is the Chairperson of Kenya’s National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination, having previously served as Vice-Chairperson. Lady Justice Mohammed was also previously the Vice-Chairperson of The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA -Kenya) and is currently  a member of the Kenya National Committee on the formulation of …

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Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez

Jaime Alejandro Godoy Tellez is the head of the United Nations System Department in the Human Rights Division of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an alumnus of the 2015 edition of the Latin American Raphael Lemkin Seminar.

What has inspired you to work in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

I have served as the Head of the United Nations System Department in the Human Rights Division of the …

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Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku

Lina Zedriga Waru Abuku, Secretary of Uganda’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and All Forms of Discrimination, attended the 2014 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

A former Magistrate, Ms. Zedriga is now a full-time activist working to end social exclusion and all forms of discrimination against vulnerable groups, especially women. Lina is also a practicing attorney, educator of trainers …

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Dr. Seree Nonthasoot

Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, the Representative of Thailand to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), attended the 2013 Raphael Lemkin Seminar, Global Edition.

Why are you so dedicated to the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention?

Acts of genocide and mass atrocity led to the establishment of the United Nations and the UN Genocide Convention. This convention is one of the first humanitarian and human rights instruments—its adoption predates …

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