February 2013

  • Press Release: Auschwitz Institute signs agreement with African Union creating continent-wide network to prevent atrocity crimes
  • Prevention and Protection Working Group Update: Auschwitz Institute signs letter urging Obama to continue to prioritize prevention of mass atrocities

December 2012

  • Event: Auschwitz Institute to cohost conference on prevention of mass atrocities

April 2012

  • Press Release: Fred Schwartz receives award for raising awareness of genocide
  • Press Release: Auschwitz Institute launches Latin American network on prevention of genocide

March 2012

February 2012

  • Event: Dr. James Waller , the Auschwitz Institute's Affiliated Scholar, has been invited by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to speak at this year's Days of Remembrance luncheon, on April 19. The theme for 2012 is Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue . Dr. Waller will comment on the involvement of ordinary people in the Holocaust, which is his area of expertise .

August 2011

May 2011

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February 2011

Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities: What more can be done? Feb. 24, 1:30–2:30 p.m., 385 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC.

Twenty-five years ago this month, the U.S. Senate ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. Last month, the United States was significantly involved in efforts to prevent potential mass violence around the referendum in South Sudan. But how effective has that proven, and just how well is the U.S. government equipped to help prevent genocide and mass atrocities today? What new tools are available and effective in averting mass atrocities? What tools are lacking? 

RSVPs & Questions: Mary Stata, Prevention and Protection Working Group, (202) 903-2512, mary@fcnl.org


December 2010

  • Conference: Submit papers or register now for " Truth, Memory, Justice, and Recovery ," the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, July 19–22, 2011, in Buenos Aires.

April 2010

March 2010

  • Wednesday, March 10, at the Center for Jewish History,  Lemkin Center instructor Sheri Rosenberg  will be part of a panel discussion titled "Genocide and 'Responsibility to Protect': The Evolution of International Law."  Click here  for tickets and info. 

February 2010

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December 2009

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August 2009

  • German government allocates funds for developing countries to take part in upcoming Lemkin Seminar

June 2009

January 2009