The Budapest Centre in cooperation with LUISS Research Centre on International and European Organizations

Hosts a roundtable “International Cooperation to Stop and Prevent Mass Atrocities”

Friday 13 December 2013 9,30-12,30 LUISS “Guido Carli” University Room 305 – Viale Romania 32, Rome

The Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, in collaboration with the LUISS Research Centre on International and European Organizations, will host, in the morning of Friday 13th December 2013, a closed roundtable to discuss the methodologies and capacities at the international level to cooperate in the halting and preventing of mass atrocities.

Special guest: Tod Lindberg, a Washington-based research fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is an accomplished author and a leading Washington figure in efforts to forge bipartisan U.S. support for atrocities prevention. Dr. Linderberg is currently conducting a research supported by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on the “International Cooperation to Stop and Prevent Mass Atrocities”.

On the initiative of the Budapest Centre a Task Force was established in January 2012 to prepare a report on the EU’s capabilities to prevent mass atrocities and to foster a dialogue on their improvement. The Task Force’s report “The EU and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities: An Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses”, published in March 2013, analyses the strengths and weaknesses of EU capabilities in the area of mass atrocities prevention, and makes recommendations to improve the EU’s capacity to prevent and respond to mass atrocities. The Budapest Centre is now trying to assist States to implement these recommendations also at national level.

The roundtable will be the first occasion to assemble a network of Italian experts and stakeholders that could lead a process for the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect at national level.

The roundtable composed of a restrict number of participants will be held in English.