May 18, 2016 | Washington, D.C., USA | Mass Violence and Atrocities
Allies Against Atrocity: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Deter, Prevent, and Stop Mass Killings
The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Stanley Center will host an off-the-record discussion, “Allies Against Atrocity: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Deter, Prevent, and Stop Mass Killings,” featuring Lee Feinstein, Dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and former US Ambassador to Poland, and Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
As recent crises have highlighted, the international community is in urgent need of successful cooperative strategies to prevent and halt mass atrocities. The right starting point for cooperation is between like-minded, politically influential, and militarily capable allies who share the view that preventing atrocities is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility.
Lee Feinstein and Tod Lindberg have recently concluded a project that explores the capabilities and gaps of key national and institutional actors in preventing and responding to mass atrocities. Their forthcoming report contains findings and recommendations for transatlantic partners to strengthen cooperation in this space.
The discussion will begin with a brief overview of key insights from the report. It will follow with an off-the-record exchange among participants to further understand opportunities and challenges in transatlantic cooperation, particularly in light of upcoming leadership changes within the United Nations and United States government. An executive summary will be distributed to confirmed participants prior to this event.
Kelsey Paul Shantz
Program OfficerMass Violence and Atrocities
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