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Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
11 – 12 June 2013
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies will be hosting a two-day, non-credit, professional training program focused on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity crimes. The event will be held at Concordia University in Montreal from the morning of Tuesday, 11 June to the evening of Wednesday, 12 June 2013.This program is tailored to mid- to senior-level professionals interested in the prevention and interdiction of mass atrocity crimes.
For this special training program, MIGS Distinguished Senior Fellow and Canadian Senator, Roméo Dallaire, and former Canadian Minister of Justice, Irwin Cotler, have already confirmed their participation. Other expert instructors include Simon Adams (Executive Director of the Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect), Colette Mazzucelli (Associate Professor at the Center for Global Affairs, New York University), Allan Thompson (Professor of Journalism at Carleton University), Payam Akhavan (Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at McGill University), Frank Chalk (Director of MIGS at Concordia University), and Kyle Matthews (Senior Deputy Director of the Will to Intervene Project)(…)
The training program will be divided into seven thematic sessions presented by internationally-recognized experts and instructors in the field of genocide prevention. (…)
The Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities is open to any professional with several years of experience in a field relevant to human rights, international affairs, and international development. (…)
As an independent, non-profit, university-based research center, MIGS operates its professional development activities on a cost-recovery basis. For the Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities, the associated participation fees are:
CAN$600 (Fee and payment Information below)
This fee includes registration costs, most meals, a networking reception, and conference materials. Please note that transportation to and from Montréal and accommodation is not included in the training fee. Participants will have the option of arranging accommodation at a preferred rate at the Chateau Versailles Hotel close to Concordia University in downtown Montréal.
The intake number for the training program is limited to fifty participants. Applicants to the professional training program will be notified of admission within two weeks of the date their application is received. In the event that your application is accepted, MIGS will send you a link to register and to pay the program fee. To apply, please click on this link and complete the application questionnaire.
If you have any questions regarding the professional training program, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (…)
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