December 10, 2009
AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE TO SPEAK AT UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM ON GENOCIDE PREVENTION
Program to be Webcast Live from Museum’s Web Site
Event to be held on first anniversary of release of Genocide Prevention Task Force report
Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will join Michael Abramowitz, Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience, in a discussion on the importance of preventing genocide and what measures can be taken to prevent such crimes in the future. The program will be webcast live on the Museum’s Web site, www.ushmm.org/webcasts/rice.
A live feed will also be available via @HolocaustMuseum on Twitter.
Event video will be posted on the Museum’s Web site after the program.
Thursday, December 10, 7:00 p.m.
The program marks the first anniversary of the release of the Genocide Prevention Task Force’s final report, Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policy Makers, which was issued on December 8, 2008, and makes the case that genocide and mass atrocities threaten core American values and national interests. The Task Force, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and William Cohen, was convened by the Museum, the United States Institute of Peace and the American Academy of Diplomacy, and was charged with generating concrete recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s capacity to recognize and respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW
Metro: Smithsonian, Blue/Orange Lines
Media interested in attending the event should contact Andy Hollinger at 202-488-6133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.