The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention

The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of PreventionBinghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce its inaugural annual conference. Frontiers of Prevention is designed to bring together academic researchers and practitioners dedicated to the spectrum of genocide and mass atrocity prevention efforts. The intention of this inaugural conference is to initiate dialogue, exchange insights and experiences, and explore areas of possible creative collaboration between the academic world and the community of prevention-focused practitioners, both in government service and in civil society.

The conference theme, Frontiers of Prevention, is a broad-based inquiry into what is new, emergent, or possible in the current landscape of prevention efforts. Possible areas of inquiry include: what is the current status and future prospects of R2P? How does (or doesn’t) empirical research in the causes and triggers of atrocity crimes bear on the formation and implementation of policy for NGOs or state actors? What prospects do emerging information, media, or imaging technologies hold for new prevention approaches? What role do climate change or migration play in the prediction and prevention of atrocities? How can changes to social norms, education curricula, and public policies regarding gender, indigenous populations, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. contribute to prevention? How can the communication and collaboration between university-based researchers and
practitioners be improved?

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