In 2008, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation launched its programs with the goal of building a worldwide network of policymakers equipped with the tools and the commitment to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities. With offices in New York, U.S., Kampala, Uganda, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Oświęcim, Poland, AIPR operates its programs on a global scale.

U.S. Program

Sustainable genocide and mass atrocity prevention starts at home—a fact that drives our U.S. programs. Our U.S. Military Lemkin Seminar brought officers from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to Oświęcim, Poland, for one week of education in preventing mass atrocities and protecting civilians during military operations. Today, AIPR is engaged with the U.S. Inter-Agency to increase the capacity of the Atrocities Prevention Board—the United States’ national mechanism devoted to prevention.