March 21-23, 2018 | Tarrytown, New York, USA | Mass Violence and Atrocities

UN Issues Conference: Lessons Learned in Atrocity Prevention

Invitation Only

The Stanley Center’s 49th annual UN Issues Conference, “Lessons Learned in Atrocity Prevention,” will be co-hosted with the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and the Columbia Global Policy Initiative. The conference will be cochaired by Dr. Alex Bellamy, director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia, alongside Keith Porter, president of the Stanley Center.

This conference will convene researchers and experts to review the results of the first phase of a joint research project, the Atrocity Prevention Research Project. This project seeks to close the gap in knowledge of specific actions needed for effective atrocity prevention and to build an evidence base of which measures—taken when, by whom, and in what combination—are most likely to reduce the risk of atrocity crimes.


Jai-Ayla Sutherland

Program Officer
Mass Violence and Atrocities