Policy Memo: Structuring the US Government to Prevent Atrocities: Considerations for an Atrocities Prevention Board
The Stanley Foundation
18 October 2011
Each year the Stanley Foundation convenes the Strategy for Peace Conference on a wide range of US foreign policy issues with experts from the public and private sectors who meet in autonomous roundtables. These meetings are designed with an eye toward the future of American relations with the world.
This policy memo provides a summary from the 2011 roundtable chaired by Ambassador David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman professor of law and director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law.
The subject of the Strategy Conference was Structuring the US Government to Prevent Atrocities: Considerations for an Atrocities Prevention Board, based on Obama’s presidential study directive in August 2011 to coordinate an interagency approach to preventing mass atrocities.
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