June 17-20, 2014 | Mass Violence and Atrocities

Latin American Training Seminar for Focal Points on Mass Atrocity Prevention

Invitation Only

This seminar is grounded in the belief that preventing genocide and mass atrocity is an achievable goal.  That is, there are ways to recognize its signs and symptoms, and viable options to prevent it at every turn if committed and prepared.  Supported by an international teaching team of scholars and activists, the seminar follows the “situated learning” model of education by being grounded in the “power of place” at ESMA (known as the Navy Mechanics School in Buenos Aires), which was the sight of the most notorious of the Dirty War clandestine detention centers.

The training seminar for the Network is designed to foster multilateral cooperation throughout the region, and the curricula structure will be tailored to  accomplish the specific goals of the Latin American Network:

1. Review of the history and context of mass atrocities that occurred in Latin America.
2. Exploration into the current reality regarding indigenous populations in Latin America.
3. Critical examination of the existing transitional processes of truth, justice, and memory.
4. Familiarize the participants with current regional initiatives focusing on genocide and mass atrocity prevention.


Kelsey Paul Shantz

Program Officer
Mass Violence and Atrocities