After Aleppo: Prospects for Preventing Mass Atrocities in the Trump Administration

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When

January 31, 2017

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

Amid rising death tolls and summary executions in Aleppo, and alarms sounding for South Sudan, do the United States and the international community have the ability, or the will, to prevent mass atrocities?

In 2016, the bipartisan Experts Committee on Preventing Mass Violence study group prepared detailed recommendations to revamp and improve U.S. policy to prevent mass atrocities, including reforms to the institutions created by the Obama team. At the same time, a critique emerged from both the right and left targeting both the efficacy and morality of a focus on preventing violence in other societies -- and the incoming Administration is asking pointed questions about tradeoffs between humanitarian and security goals.

Join a panel of distinguished policymakers from both parties, Congress, and advocacy organizations as we consider what the future looks like for atrocity prevention.

Reception to follow.

Introduction:

Anne-Marie Slaughter
President, New America
@SlaughterAM

Participants:

Heather Hurlburt
Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America
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Rich Fontaine
President, The Center for a New American Security
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Akshaya Kumar
Deputy United Nations Director, Human Rights Watch
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