Schedule of Events - Frontiers of Prevention III

We have been closely monitoring the situation of the spread of COVID-19 in all parts of the world, and have been kept informed of the developing plans and policies of our own university. We have concluded that it is prudent to make the difficult decision to cancel the Frontiers of Prevention III conference scheduled for April 17-18, 2020.

We have made the decision to reschedule the conference, which will now take place in Binghamton, New York, USA on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021. We will post updates to our website about next year's Frontiers of Prevention in the coming months.

All events take place on the second floor of the Binghamton University Downtown Center (UDC), 67 Washington Street, Binghamton NY [Google Maps Pin].

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

You must be a registered attendee in order to participate in any of the events below. 

Friday, April 17 | Saturday, April 18


8:00 – 8:30AM

Registration and Breakfast

UDC 2nd Floor Atrium


Donald Nieman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Binghamton University


Nadia Rubaii and Max Pensky, Co-Directors, I-GMAP

UDC 220A/B 
9:00AM – 10:45AM

SESSION 1: Atrocity Prevention, Communication, and Social Media

  • Rachel Brown, Project OverZero
  • Caleb Gichuhi, PeaceTech Lab
  • ElsaMarie D’sliva, Red Dot Foundation
  • Sellah King’oro, National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya
  • Kristopher Haugh, Gratz College (moderator)
UDC 220A/B
10:45AM – 11:00AM
Coffee Break
11:00AM - 12:45PM


SESSION 2: Genocide in Xinjiang?

  • Rukiye Turdush, Uyghur Research Institute
  • Lauren Restrepo, Bryn Mawr College
  • Nick Kline, Cornell Law School
  • Zumret Dawut, Detention Camp Survivor
  • Elise Anderson, Uyghur Human Rights Project (moderator)

SESSION 3: Frontiers of Transitional Justice: Long Term Risks, Long Term Resilience

  • Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Ohio State University
  • James Waller, Keene State University/Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
  • David Mandel-Anthony, Office of Global Criminal Justice, United States Department of State
  • Jocelyn Getgen-Kestenbaum, Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, Cardozo Law School
Session 2 - UDC 220A/B
Session 3 - UDC 223
12:45PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Break
UDC 2nd Floor Atrium
2:00PM – 4:00PM


SESSION 4: The US Southern Border: An Atrocity Prevention Site?

  • Shannon Fyfe, George Mason University
  • Yael Schacher, Refugees International
  • Angélica Montesinos, Asylum Access Mexico

SESSION 5: Frontiers of Memorialization and Prevention 

  • Raz Segal, Stockton University
  • Adolfo Ramirez, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Chile
  • Sebastian Schonfeld, ESMA Historical Museum, Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Bonita Bennett, District Six Museum, Cape Town South Africa
  • Kerry Whigham, I-GMAP/Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (moderator)
Session 4 - UDC 220A/B
Session 5 - UDC 223
4:00PM – 4:30PM
4:30PM – 6:30PM

SESSION 6: The Gambia v Myanmar in the International Court of Justice: Assessments

  • Debbie Stothard, ALTSEAN
  • Yasmin Ullah, Rohingya Human Rights Group
  • Ben Juvelier, American Society for International Law
  • Matt Smith, Fortify Rights
  • Max Pensky, I-GMAP (moderator)
UDC 223
6:30PM – 8:00PM 

Reception & Welcome from University President

Welcome, Harvey Stenger, President, Binghamton University
UDC 2nd Floor Atrium

Group walk from UDC to DoubleTree Hotel

Dinner on your own (see restaurant list in registration packet)

Downtown Binghamton 


8:30AM – 9:00AM
UDC 2nd Floor Atrium
9:00AM – 10:45AM

SESSION 7: Protection of Indigenous Populations as Atrocity Prevention

  • Julio Araujo, Office of the Federal Attorney for Citizens’ Rights, Brazil
  • Cristiane Gomes Juliao (Pankararu), Indigenous Women Leader, Brazil
  • Karine Duhamel (Anoshinaabe-Metis), Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Kerri Malloy (Yurok/Karuk), Humboldt State University
  • Nadia Rubaii, I-GMAP (moderator)
UDC 220A/B
10:45AM – 11:00AM
Coffee Break
UDC 2nd Floor Atrium
11:00AM – 12:45PM


SESSION 8: Peacebuilding at the Grassroots in Africa

  • Dimitri Kotsiras, Peace Direct
  • Yvette Neema Mushigo, Synergie des femmes pour la Paix et la Reconciliation des Peoples des Grand Lacs d’Afrique, DRC
  • M’sabwe M’lumndu Moise, Chirezi Foundation, DRC
  • Norietta Adjoa Koah, Bryan Acheampong Foundation, Ghana
  • Frank Osei, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Ghana

SESSION 9: Frontiers of Atrocity Prevention Research 

  • Kyra Fox, Simon Skojt Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Jeff Benvenuto, Graz College
  • Ernesto Verdeja, University of Notre Dame
  • Christi Yoder, Center for Genocide Research and Education/Gratz College
  • Collin Sullivan, Amnesty International
  • Susan Appe, University Center at Albany (moderator)
Session 8 - UDC 220A/B
Session 9 - UDC 223
12:45PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Break
UDC 2nd Floor Atrium
2:00PM – 4:00PM

SESSION 10: Climate Change as an Atrocity Threat Multiplier

  • Savita Pawnday, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Christine Parthemore, Center for Climate and Security
  • Emily Sample, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • Ore Koren, Indiana University
UDC 220A/B
4:00PM – 4:30PM
4:30PM – 6:30PM

SESSION 11: Atrocity Prevention and US Law: The Wiesel Act and Beyond

  • Zachary Kaufman, Houston Law Center
  • D. Wes Rist, American Society for International Law
  • Jack Mayerhofer, Auschwitz Institute for Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities
  • Shukria Dellawar, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Jeffrey Sizemore, Office of Security and Human Rights, United States Department of State
  • Jim Finkel, Stimson Center (moderator)
UDC 220A/B

Closing Reception and Dinner

DoubleTree Hotel