agenda

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08:31

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17:30-18:00

Registration of participants 

Moderator            

                                    Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College; Co-founder of Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention     

                                    OPENING REMARKS BY

  • Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (TBC)
  • Video message by António Guterres, UN Secretary General, on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
  • Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Under-Secretary-General, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

 

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT — PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE IN THE ERA OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

 

  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law

 

  • Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Chair of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAMAAC)
  • Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council; Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Fabián Salvioli, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-recurrence
  • Message on behalf of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay to be delivered by Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education
  • Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) (online) (TBC)

Verene Albertha Shepherd, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (online)

Coffee Break

Moderator

Savita Pawnday, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect                                                       

Speakers

  • Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  • Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
  • Henry Theriault, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University (online)
  • Rhiannon Neilsen, Cyber Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Discussion/Q&A

Lunch Break

                                Moderator

Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; First Vice President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

                                                Panelists

  • Narek Poghosyan, Head Researcher of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Bahru Zewde, Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of the Sentinel Project, Canada
  • Philippe Boukara, Education Program Coordinator, Historian, Shoah Memorial, France (TBC)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

                                Moderator

Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of UNESCO Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education

 

                                                Panelists

  • Ronan Lee, Doctoral Prize Fellow, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University, London
  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law
  • Michal Vašečka, Program Director at Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Patrick Hein, Lecturer, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, Japan
  • Robert van der Noordaa, Founder of “Trollrensics” company, The Netherlands (online)

Discussion/Q&A

9:30-10:00

10:00

11:30

12:00

13:00

08:31

14:30

15:30

16:00

16:30

17:30-18:00

Registration of participants

Moderator            

                                    Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College; Co-founder of Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention     

                                    OPENING REMARKS BY

  • Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (TBC)
  • Video message by António Guterres, UN Secretary General, on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
  • Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Under-Secretary-General, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

 

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT — PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE IN THE ERA OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

 

  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law

 

  • Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Chair of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAMAAC)
  • Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council; Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Fabián Salvioli, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-recurrence
  • Message on behalf of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay to be delivered by Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education
  • Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) (online) (TBC)

Verene Albertha Shepherd, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (online)

Coffee Break

Moderator

Savita Pawnday, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect                                                       

Speakers

  • Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  • Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
  • Henry Theriault, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University (online)
  • Rhiannon Neilsen, Cyber Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Discussion/Q&A

Lunch Break

                                Moderator

Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; First Vice President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

                                                Panelists

  • Narek Poghosyan, Head Researcher of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Bahru Zewde, Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of the Sentinel Project, Canada
  • Philippe Boukara, Education Program Coordinator, Historian, Shoah Memorial, France (TBC)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

                                Moderator

Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of UNESCO Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education

 

                                                Panelists

  • Ronan Lee, Doctoral Prize Fellow, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University, London
  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law
  • Michal Vašečka, Program Director at Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Patrick Hein, Lecturer, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, Japan
  • Robert van der Noordaa, Founder of “Trollrensics” company, The Netherlands (online)

Discussion/Q&A

9:30-10:00

10:00

11:30

12:00

13:00

08:31

14:30

15:30

16:00

16:30

17:30-18:00

Registration of participants

Moderator            

                                    Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College; Co-founder of Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention     

                                    OPENING REMARKS BY

  • Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (TBC)
  • Video message by António Guterres, UN Secretary General, on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
  • Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Under-Secretary-General, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

 

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT — PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE IN THE ERA OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

 

  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law

 

  • Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Chair of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAMAAC)
  • Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council; Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Fabián Salvioli, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-recurrence
  • Message on behalf of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay to be delivered by Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education
  • Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) (online) (TBC)

Verene Albertha Shepherd, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (online)

Coffee Break

Moderator

Savita Pawnday, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect                                                       

Speakers

  • Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  • Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
  • Henry Theriault, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University (online)
  • Rhiannon Neilsen, Cyber Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Discussion/Q&A

Lunch Break

                                Moderator

Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; First Vice President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

                                                Panelists

  • Narek Poghosyan, Head Researcher of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Bahru Zewde, Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of the Sentinel Project, Canada
  • Philippe Boukara, Education Program Coordinator, Historian, Shoah Memorial, France (TBC)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

                                Moderator

Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of UNESCO Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education

 

                                                Panelists

  • Ronan Lee, Doctoral Prize Fellow, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University, London
  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law
  • Michal Vašečka, Program Director at Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Patrick Hein, Lecturer, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, Japan
  • Robert van der Noordaa, Founder of “Trollrensics” company, The Netherlands (online)

Discussion/Q&A

10:00

11:00

11:30

12:00

12:30

Moderator

                                    Matthias Bjørnlund, Historian, Danish Institute for Study Abroad

                               

                                                Panelists

  • Salah Al Jabery, Head of UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention Studies in the Islamic World, University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Lori Khatchadourian, Director of Graduate Studies, Archaeology, at Cornell University; Co-founder and co-director of Caucasus Heritage Watch (online)
  • Šimon Krbec, Managing Director of Archaeology of Evil Research Centre and Coordinator of the Project “Theresienstadt Centre for Genocide Studies”, Czech Republic  
  • Vasileios Meichanetsidis, Genocide Scholar, National University of Athens
  • Tessa Hofmann, formerly a Research Associate at Freie Universität Berlin; an Independent Scholar of Armenian and Genocide Studies (online)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

Closing remarks by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

                                   

                                   ADOPTION OF A DECLARATION ON JOINT ACTION      

 Lunch

9:30-10:00

10:00

11:30

12:00

13:00

08:31

14:30

15:30

16:00

16:30

17:30-18:00

Registration of participants

Moderator            

                                    Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College; Co-founder of Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention     

                                    OPENING REMARKS BY

  • Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (TBC)
  • Video message by António Guterres, UN Secretary General, on the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia
  • Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Under-Secretary-General, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

 

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT — PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE IN THE ERA OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

 

  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law

 

  • Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Chair of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAMAAC)
  • Federico Villegas, President of the United Nations Human Rights Council; Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office in Geneva
  • Fabián Salvioli, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-recurrence
  • Message on behalf of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay to be delivered by Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education
  • Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
  • Samantha Power, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) (online) (TBC)

Verene Albertha Shepherd, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) (online)

Coffee Break

Moderator

Savita Pawnday, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect                                                       

Speakers

  • Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the UN Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Daniel Bekele, Chief Commissioner of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission
  • Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University
  • Henry Theriault, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Worcester State University (online)
  • Rhiannon Neilsen, Cyber Security Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

Discussion/Q&A

Lunch Break

                                Moderator

Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University; First Vice President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

                                                Panelists

  • Narek Poghosyan, Head Researcher of Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Bahru Zewde, Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director of the Sentinel Project, Canada
  • Philippe Boukara, Education Program Coordinator, Historian, Shoah Memorial, France (TBC)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

                                Moderator

Cecilia Barbieri, Chief of UNESCO Section on Global Citizenship and Peace Education

 

                                                Panelists

  • Ronan Lee, Doctoral Prize Fellow, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University, London
  • Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS); Associate Professor of International Law
  • Michal Vašečka, Program Director at Bratislava Policy Institute, Slovakia
  • Patrick Hein, Lecturer, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University, Japan
  • Robert van der Noordaa, Founder of “Trollrensics” company, The Netherlands (online)

Discussion/Q&A

10:00

11:00

11:30

12:00

12:30

Moderator

                                    Matthias Bjørnlund, Historian, Danish Institute for Study Abroad

                               

                                                Panelists

  • Salah Al Jabery, Head of UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention Studies in the Islamic World, University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • Lori Khatchadourian, Director of Graduate Studies, Archaeology, at Cornell University; Co-founder and co-director of Caucasus Heritage Watch (online)
  • Šimon Krbec, Managing Director of Archaeology of Evil Research Centre and Coordinator of the Project “Theresienstadt Centre for Genocide Studies”, Czech Republic  
  • Vasileios Meichanetsidis, Genocide Scholar, National University of Athens
  • Tessa Hofmann, formerly a Research Associate at Freie Universität Berlin; an Independent Scholar of Armenian and Genocide Studies (online)

Discussion/Q&A

Coffee Break

Closing remarks by Mr. Vahe Gevorgyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

                                   

                                   ADOPTION OF A DECLARATION ON JOINT ACTION      

 Lunch