Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speakers

New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of distinguished keynote speakers in partnership with the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Program at the Cardozo School of Law, the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, and the Swedish Consulate in New York.

Speakers: Jan Eliasson, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General

Luis Moreno Ocampo, First Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Irwin Cotler, Canadian Member of Parliament and former Minister of Justice

The event “will celebrate the life and legacy of a man who faced evil with courage and who carried out true acts of heroism.” An honorary citizen of the United States, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is renowned worldwide for his successful efforts to save the lives of tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazi persecution during the Second World War and was posthumously awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2014.

This symposium is part of a series of public events taking place this fall in New York, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, through which The Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project aims to increase awareness of Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy and its importance for contemporary mass atrocity prevention, echoing the indispensable message that every individual can make a difference in standing up against mass atrocities.

Date: September 18, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Moot Court Room, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 5th Ave New York, NY 10003

For more information, and to register, visit http://www.raoulwallenberglegacy.org.

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