JUNE 15-17, 2015 – Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

3rd Annual Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities


15 - 17 June 2015
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, rooms 147 & 147A
55 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa


The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, in cooperation with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, will be organizing a two-and-a-half-day professional training program on the prevention mass atrocity crimes in Ottawa, Canada, from 15 to 17 June 2015. This program is tailored to mid- to senior-level professionals interested in the prevention and interdiction of mass atrocity crimes.

The training program will be divided into several thematic sessions presented by internationally-recognized experts in the field of human rights and international affairs, and will also include a visit to the Canadian Parliament to meet with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity (GPG). Confirmed speakers include Irwin Cotler (Former Minister of Justice), the Honourable Liet. General Romeo Dallaire, Paul Dewar (Chair of the GPG), and John Packer (Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa), andWalter Dorn. Additional speakers will be announced shortly on the website of the training program.

How to apply:

The intake number for the training program is limited to fifty participants. Applicants will be notified of admission within two weeks of the date their application is received. Please send you cover letter and CV to migs@concordia.ca.

For more information, please review the program announcement.

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