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August 9, 2018
From July 24-26, the US Department of State hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom. The Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide participated in a panel discussion and the Museum hosted opening and closing events. This post explores the nexus between international religious freedom and atrocity prevention.
August 3, 2017
Three years after the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) committed genocide and other mass atrocities against Yezidi, Christian, and other religious minorities in northern Iraq, these communities remain at risk. In order for displaced religious and ethnic minorities to return to their homes and engage in the process of reconciliation with their neighbors, their physical protection must be assured, their rights to practice their religions and cultures must be guaranteed, and they must see those who harmed them held to account.
March 1, 2017
The Simon-Skjodt Center's Deputy Director Naomi Kikoler joined a recent Harvard Humanitarian Initiative podcast to discuss the acts the genocide, which include the murder of men and the elderly and forcing women and children into slavery, and debate the prospects for justice.