POSTPONED: Giving Meaning to “Never Again”: Preventing Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
September 24th, 2019
POSTPONED: Nearly 75 years after the Holocaust, the international community still struggles to act on the lessons learned to halt contemporary genocides. Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Darfur are all modern, painful reminders that preventing future genocides and related crimes against humanity are an enormous challenge – but one that the international community must prioritize. On September 24, join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with Naomi Kikoler, acting director the Simon-Skojdt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) to learn how the promise of “never again” can be fulfilled.
5:00 pm: Doors Open
5:00 - 5:30 pm: Registration and Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Moderated discussion with Naomi Kikoler, United States Holocaust Museum Memorial
About the Speaker
Naomi Kikoler is the acting director of the USHMM's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. As deputy director, she led Simon-Skjodt Center’s policy engagement with the United States government and Bearing Witness work, including undertaking the documentation of the commission of genocide by ISIS. Previously, she developed and implemented the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect’s policy and advocacy work. Prior to joining the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in 2008, she worked with Amnesty International Canada, the UN Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Brookings Institution, and the Carter Center. She has been an adjunct professor at the New School and is the author of numerous publications. She is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Oxford University, and the University of Toronto. She is a board member of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Free Yezidi Foundation, is a fellow at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and was called to the Bar of Upper Canada.
The World Affairs Council is pleased to partner with the
Western Region of USHMM for this program
This program is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo