Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention, Global Edition

The Global Edition of the Lemkin Seminar, organized in partnership with the Auschwitz – Birkenau State Museum and the United Nation’s Joint Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, brings mid-level government officials from countries around the world to the site of the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, for one week of education in preventing genocide.

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November 11-18, 2018

Event Program

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Organizers

  • Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

Supporter

  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

Objectives

  • To introduce participants to the concepts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (foundational knowledge and skills) necessary to prevent genocide from ever taking place, prevent further atrocities once genocide has begun, and prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide.
  • To examine critically and reinforce the emergent norm of the Responsibility to Protect, recognizing that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility.
  • To develop a worldwide network of state officials who will take action to prevent genocide and other atrocity crimes.

Attendees List

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November 12-19, 2017

Event Program

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Organizers

  • Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

Supporters

  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
  • Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
  • SNCF
  • The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation

Objectives

  • To introduce participants to the concepts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (foundational knowledge and skills) necessary to prevent genocide from ever taking place, prevent further atrocities once genocide has begun, and prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide.
  • To examine critically and reinforce the emergent norm of the Responsibility to Protect, recognizing that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility.
  • To develop a worldwide network of state officials who will take action to prevent genocide and other atrocity crimes.

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Photographs

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November 6-13, 2016

Event Program

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Organizers

  • Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

Supporters

  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany
  • Europe for Citizens Programme

Objectives

  • To introduce participants to the concepts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (foundational knowledge and skills) necessary to prevent genocide from ever taking place, prevent further atrocities once genocide has begun, and prevent future atrocities once a society has begun to rebuild after genocide.
  • To examine critically and reinforce the emergent norm of the Responsibility to Protect, recognizing that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility.
  • To develop a worldwide network of state officials who will take action to prevent genocide and other atrocity crimes.

Attendees List

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EU Information Sheet

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Photographs

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June 22-25, 2016 (Lemkin Alumni Meeting)

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Goals

  • For AIPR alumni to have space to share the work they have done – both the successes and failures – in efforts of prevention, including national, regional, and international cooperative mechanisms.
  • For AIPR alumni to extend and continue the learning from their inaugural seminars in Poland with a particular focus on upstream prevention and the historical and contemporary role of forced concentrations in the persecution and destruction of civilian populations.

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Photographs

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November 8 – 15, 2015

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Organizers

Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of atrocity crimes, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in the best practices of post-conflict peacebuilding that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a postconflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the responsibility to protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To strengthen capacity-building by creating a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, shapers of political will, who will become agents of genocide and atrocity crimes prevention with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of non-governmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

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Photographs

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November 16 – 23, 2014

Event Program

Lemkin Seminar, Global Government, November 16 – 23, 2014

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Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of mass atrocity, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in the best practices of post-conflict peacebuilding that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a post-conflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the responsibility to protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To strengthen capacity-building by creating a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, shapers of political will, who will become agents of genocide and mass atrocity prevention with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of non-governmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

Attendees List

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Photographs

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December 2 – 8, 2013

Event Program

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Organizers

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Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of mass atrocity, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in the best practices of post-conflict peacebuilding that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a post-conflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the responsibility to protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To strengthen capacity-building by creating a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, shapers of political will, who will become agents of genocide and mass atrocity prevention with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of non-governmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

Attendees List

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Photographs

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May 27–28, 2013 (Lemkin Alumni Meeting)

Best Practices and New Opportunities in Genocide Prevention Agenda (alumni meeting for the Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar)

Final Report (includes Agenda, Participants and Photographs)

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Goals

  • To provide all former participants of the Global Raphael Lemkin Seminar Series with a forum in which to explore ways to strengthen their roles in their respective sectors of government to advance preventative action.
  • To identify new policy tools to be applied in their work at the national level in the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention.
  • To identify common concrete elements of prevention and protection strategies in addition to challenges faced at the national and regional level.
  • Mechanisms to be developed to monitor and strengthen the impact at the national and regional levels.
  • To inform participants about the creation of the “Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC),” an international cooperation network under which the prevention of genocide and the Responsibility to Protect networks would cooperate to prevent the four crimes (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing). A direct outcome the High-Level Working Meeting on the Prevention of Atrocities (PA) coorganized by the Tanzanian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took place in Dar es Salaam, from March 18-20, 2013.
  • Making the existence of a joint sub-working group, operating under the umbrella of GAAMAC, tasked with the mandate of paving the way for the first GAAMAC international meeting of Focal Points in 2014.

November 11–18, 2012

Event Program

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Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of mass atrocity, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in the best practices of post-conflict peacebuilding that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a post-conflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the Responsibility to Protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To strengthen capacity-building by creating a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, shapers of political will, who will become agents of genocide and mass atrocity prevention with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of non-governmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

Instructors

  1. Alicija Bialecka, Educational Programs Director, International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH)
  2. Frank Chalk, Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
  3. Claudia Diaz, Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  4. Andrew Feinstein, Co-founder and Director, Corruption Watch UK
  5. Tibi Galis, Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  6. Andrea Gualde, National Director of Legal Affairs, Secretariat of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice, Argentina
  7. Gillian Kitley, Senior Officer, United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  8. Paul Levine, Associate Professor/Docent of Holocaust History, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University
  9. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Emory University
  10. Vahidin Omanovic, Co-founder and Co-Director, Center for Peacebuilding (Centar za Izgradnju Mira), Sanski Most, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  11. Onyinye Onwuka, Program Officer, Early Warning Directorate, ECOWAS Commission
  12. Sheri Rosenberg, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic and Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  13. Piotr Setkiewicz, Head of Research Department, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  14. James Waller, Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College; Academic Programs Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  15. Erin Weir, Protection and Advocacy Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council
  16. Castro Wesamba, Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

Participants

  1. Mariana Salazar Albornoz, Director for International Humanitarian Law, Legal Advisory, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  2. Sylvia Ama Adusu, Principal State Attorney, Attorney General’s Office, Ghana
  3. Andrea Bonardo, Adviser, Department of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Ministry of Defense, Argentina
  4. David Buffaloe, Military Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations; Director of Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism, State Department/U.S. Army, United States
  5. Elizabeth C. Choge-Nyangoro, Expert on Regional Mechanisms, Department of Peace and Security, African Union Commission
  6. Longtong Gloria Dakwak, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria
  7. Masni Eriza, Foreign Service Officer, Deputy Director for Humanitarian Affairs, Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
  8. Diego Falconi, Undersecretary of Democratic Guarantees, Ministry of Interior, Ecuador
  9. Amma Abuakwaa Gaisie, Solicitor General, Attorney General’s Office, Ghana
  10. Eugenia Gutiérrez-Ruiz, Human Rights and Human Security Coordinator, Department of Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Costa Rica
  11. Sandra Romero Hernández, Deputy Director of Political Studies, Office for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights, Ministry of Interior, Mexico
  12. Karengera Ildephonse, Director of Memory and Prevention of Genocide, National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide, Rwanda
  13. Summanat Juaseekoon, Legal Officer, Ministry of Justice, Thailand
  14. Jamila Mohammed, Vice Chairperson, National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and All Forms of Discrimination, Kenya
  15. Prosper Mwangamila, Deputy Chair, National Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and All Forms of Discrimination, Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Tanzania
  16. Todd Rowley, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Genocide War Crimes Unit, Department of Justice, United States
  17. Pamphile Sebahara, Head of Research, Training and Documentation Department, Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
  18. Marina Shyika, Specialist, Department of Constitutional, Administrative and Social Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Ukraine
  19. Narong Silpathamtada, Second Secretary, Peace, Security and Disarmament Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  20. Mario Silva, Incoming Chair, International Task Force for Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, Canada
  21. Analucía Jácome Quelal, Chancellor, Human Rights and Social Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador

May 27–June 3, 2012

Event Program

Lemkin Seminar, Global Government, May 27–June 3, 2012

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Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of mass atrocity, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in the best practices of post-conflict peacebuilding that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a post-conflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the Responsibility to Protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To strengthen capacity-building by creating a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, shapers of political will, who will become agents of genocide and mass atrocity prevention with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of nongovernmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

Instructors

  1. Cliff Bernath, Former Senior Adviser to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
  2. Alicija Bialecka, Educational Programs Director, International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  3. Mario Buil-Merce, Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  4. Stefanie Fischer, Center for Research on Anti-Semitism, Technical University of Berlin
  5. Tibi Galis, Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  6. Konstanty Gebert, Director, Warsaw Office, European Council on Foreign Relations
  7. Andrea Gualde, National Director of Legal Affairs, Secretariat of Human Rights, Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights, Argentina
  8. Gillian Kitley, Senior Officer, United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  9. Jean-Paul Marthoz, Senior Adviser, Committee to Protect Journalists
  10. Alexander Mayer-Rieckh, SSR expert, International Security Sector Advisory Team, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces; member, AfterConflict Group
  11. Piotr Setkiewicz, Head of Research Department, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  12. David Simon, Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Associate Director, Genocide Studies Program; Yale University
  13. Ekkehard Strauss, Independent Researcher and Consultant, Atrocity Prevention, Human Rights/Rule of Law and Peacebuilding
  14. James Waller, Lemkin Seminar Curriculum Developer, Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
  15. Erin Weir, Protection and Advocacy Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council

Participants

  1. Duje Ancic, Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia
  2. Victoria Baikova, First Secretary, Division for the United Nations, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  3. Silvia Cao, Deputy Director of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture, Argentina
  4. Katia Espinoza Carrión, Third Secretary, Directorate General of Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru
  5. Shea Dickinson, Europe/Balkans Analyst, Genocide and War Crimes Unit, FBI
  6. Rafendi Djamin, Indonesia Representative to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
  7. Adewale Iyanda, Legal Officer, Office of Legal Counsel, African Union Commission (Nigeria)
  8. Pavle Karanikic, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Montenegro
  9. Sopio Kupradze, Counselor, Department of International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  10. Jacqueline Manisabwe, Human Rights Officer, Technical Assistant to Regional Human Rights Advisor, Executive Secretariat, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (Burundi)
  11. Lydia Matapo, Chairperson, Democracy and Good Governance Cluster, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (Zambia)
  12. Rohita Mishra, Under Secretary, United Nations Economic Social Division, Ministry of External Affairs, India
  13. Marc Emilian Morar, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania
  14. Tamara Mugosa, First Counsellor, Directorate General for Bilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Montenegro
  15. Onyinye Onwuka, Program Officer, Early Warning Department, ECOWAS (Nigeria)
  16. Julio Martín Orlando, Third Secretary, Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uruguay
  17. Matthew Parker-Lavine, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of UN Political Affairs, State Department, United States
  18. Cataleya Phatoomros, First Secretary, Social Division, International Organizations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
  19. María Josée Mazariegos Ramírez, Technical Adviser to Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs, Justice Department, Ministry of Interior, Guatemala
  20. Victor Rugatsira, State Attorney, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Uganda
  21. Kateryna Sharag, Head Specialist, Department of Constitutional, Administrative and Social Legislation, Ministry of Justice, Ukraine
  22. Esther Van Nes, First Secretary, Legal Affairs, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva

November 13–20, 2011

Program

Lemkin Seminar, Global Government, November 13–20, 2011

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Goals

  • To familiarize participants with the concept of genocide, its relation to the broader category of mass atrocity, and the processes by which genocide occurs.
  • To empower participants with the practical competencies (knowledge and skills) necessary to develop the means to identify and deter the potential for genocide, limit genocide as it unfolds, and engage in programs of transitional justice that aim to prevent the future occurrence of mass atrocity in a post-conflict society.
  • To reinforce the international security and human rights norm of the Responsibility to Protect, with clear recognition of the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility.
  • To create a worldwide communication network of genocide-sensitive policymakers, with a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to the role of nongovernmental actors in supporting their work in zones of conflict.

Instructors

  1. Charles Anderton, Professor of Economics, College of the Holy Cross
  2. Alicija Bialecka, Educational Programs Director, International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  3. Simona Cruciani, United Nations Joint Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  4. Stefanie Fischer, Center for Research on Anti-Semitism, Technical University of Berlin
  5. Tibi Galis, Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  6. Konstanty Gebert, Director, Warsaw Office, European Council on Foreign Relations
  7. James Kearney, Peace and Security Programs Coordinator, United Nations Association of the United Kingdom
  8. Clara Ramírez-Barat, Senior Research Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice
  9. Norul Rashid, United Nations Joint Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect
  10. Sheri Rosenberg, Director, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  11. Piotr Setkiewicz, Chief Historian, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  12. Fabián Oddone, Chief of Section, Foreign Policy, Defense and Security Section, Embassy to Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
  13. Taylor Seybolt, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  14. Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director, International Crisis Group (Brussels)
  15. James Waller, Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
  16. Erin Weir, Senior Advocate for Peacekeeping, Refugees International

Participants

  1. Abdou Adamou, Director of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Niger
  2. Teimuraz Antelava, Head of United Nations Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  3. Arsen Avagyan, Head of Turkish Desk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Armenia
  4. Anna Cave, Special Advisor to Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues; War Crimes Specialist, Civilian Response Corps; Department of State, United States
  5. Emily Chweya, Acting Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, Kenya
  6. Enzo Le Fevre, Ad-Interim CEO, Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Hungary
  7. John Alhassan Gana, Minister, Third Committee, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations
  8. Marcos Glauser, Advisor on Anthropological Matters, General Office on Truth, Justice and Reparations, Paraguay
  9. Pascoal António Joaquim, National Chair, Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and All Forms of Discrimination; Ambassador, Ministry of External Relations, Angola
  10. Milena Kalezic, Second Secretary, Bilateral Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Montenegro
  11. Noél Kilomba, Head of Legislation and Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Justice; National Coordinator, Committee on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities; Focal Point for ICGLR, Democratic Republic of Congo
  12. Cecilia Meirovich, Secretary of Embassy, Human Rights Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
  13. Tamuna Mikaberidze, Deputy Director, International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia
  14. Felistas Mushi, National Coordinator, Committee on the Prevention of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and All Forms of Discrimination; Principal Legal Officer, Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and Justice, Tanzania
  15. Maryann Njau-Kimani, Acting Director, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs, Kenya
  16. Sebastian Rejak, First Secretary, Department of Africa and the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  17. Andjelka Rogac, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Montenegro
  18. Ekkehard Strauss, Advisor, Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, Hungary
  19. Rachel Sturm, Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States
  20. Thamara Subasinghe, Research Officer, Ministry of External Affairs, Sri Lanka
  21. Mykhaylo Vydoynyk, First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland
  22. Luate Charles Wani, Human Rights Officer, South Sudan Human Rights Commission, South Sudan

October 26–November 1, 2009

Program

Lemkin Seminar, Global Government, October 26–November 1, 2009

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Goals

  • To build a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to previous genocides;
  • To teach the lessons regarding the failure of our capacity to act;
  • To foster an understanding of the responsibility of states to prevent;
  • To empower the special role of participants to act;
  • To encourage participants to create a network of professionals within each state upon return home; and
  • To form a working group team that will follow up and remain in contact.

Instructors

    (in order of presentation)

  1. James Waller,
    Professor of Psychology, Whitworth University; Carl Wilkins Fellow, Genocide Intervention Network
  2. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey,
    Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
  3. Wolf Kaiser,
    Deputy Director, House of the Wannsee Conference
  4. Piotr Setkiewicz,
    Chief Historian, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  5. Tibi Galis,
    managing director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  6. Max Kelly,
    Research Assistant, Future of Peace Operations Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
  7. Sheri Rosenberg,
    Director, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  8. Norul Rashid,
    Office of United Nations Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide
  9. Simona Cruciani,
    Office of United Nations Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide
  10. Stephan Sonnenberg,
    Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Clinical Fellow, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
  11. Kyle Glover,
    Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
  12. Andrew Stroehlein,
    Communications Director, International Crisis Group (Brussels)

Participants

  1. Radzhabmo Badridinova, Tajikistan
  2. Abduqodir Ismatov, Tajikistan
  3. Mark Eldad Mulwambo, Tanzania
  4. Aruni Wijewardane, Sri Lanka
  5. Memunatu Pratt, Sierra Leone
  6. Heather Samuelson, United States
  7. Ileka Atoki, Democratic Republic of Congo
  8. Isabel Varela, Cape Verde
  9. Sarah Mwaipopo, Tanzania
  10. Sopheak Loeung, Cambodia
  11. Laura Toker, Argentina
  12. Manah Kpukumu, Sierra Leone
  13. Maitê de Souza Schmitz, Brazil
  14. Teresa Amélia Arruda Barroso, Brazil
  15. Javier Paez de la Torre, Argentina
  16. Aureo Jose Antonio Savio, Timor-Leste
  17. Antonio Martinho da Costa Lopes, Timor-Leste
  18. Armonía Chang, Panama
  19. Giancarlos Candanedo, Panama
  20. Beatriz Contreras, Chile
  21. Alvaro Guzman, Chile
  22. Moné Dye, South Africa

May 12–20, 2008

Program

Lemkin Seminar, Global Government, May 12–20, 2008

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Organizers

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Goals

  • To build a heightened degree of awareness and sensitivity to previous genocides
  • To teach the lessons regarding the failure of our capacity to act,
  • To foster an understanding of the responsibility of states to prevent,
  • To empower the special role of participants to act,
  • To encourage participants to create a network of professionals within each state upon return home, and
  • To form a working-group team that will follow up and remain in contact.

Instructors

    (in order of presentation)

  1. Israel Charny, Former President, International Association of Genocide Scholars; Professor of Psychology and Family Therapy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Editor, Encyclopedia of Genocide
  2. Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Founding President, Jewish World Watch
  3. Barbara Harff, Professor of Political Science Emerita, US Naval Academy; Professor, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University
  4. William Froming, Professor of Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
  5. Philip Zimbardo, Professor of Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and Stanford University
  6. Joshua Smith, Research Analyst, Henry L. Stimson Center
  7. Ted Robert Gurr, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
  8. Stephan Sonnenberg, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Clinical Fellow, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
  9. René Pfromm, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
  10. Ines Wu, Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
  11. Piotr Setkiewicz, Chief Historian, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  12. Jutta Lindert, Professor of Public Health, University of Ludwigsburg; President, Public Mental Health Section, European Association of Public Health
  13. James Waller, Professor of Psychology, Whitworth University
  14. Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon; President, Decision Research Group
  15. Sheri Rosenberg, Director, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic; Director, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  16. Michael Surgalla Jr., Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Domestic Security Section
  17. Peter Patterson, Associate, White & Case
  18. Gregory Stanton, President, International Association of Genocide Scholars; Founder, Genocide Watch; James Farmer Professor in Human Rights, University of Mary Washington

Participants

  1. Joe Mellott, State Department, United States
  2. Sun Jin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China
  3. Zhijun Liang, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China
  4. Natalia Luterstein, Ministry of Justice, Argentina
  5. Fabián Oddone, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
  6. Heidi Jovanovic, State Department, United States
  7. Davis Daudzvardis, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
  8. Gregor Csorsz, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria
  9. Meng-Try Ea, Documentation Center of Cambodia (NGO), Cambodia
  10. Simola Roosa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
  11. Alice Nzomukunda, Member of Parliament, Burundi
  12. David Schwake, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  13. Damir Arnaut, Office of the President, Bosnia
  14. Amela Tiric, Office of the President, Bosnia