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Policy briefings and training

W2I project - policy briefings and training MIGS staff gave a policy briefing to Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators on October 1, 2009 at Parliament Hill.

Policy briefings bring together key actors – NGO directors, journalists and editors, members of Congress and Parliament, and senior public servants – to discuss their role in  preventing mass atrocity crimes and understanding W2I’s strategic policy recommendations.

MIGS also organizes and participates in specialised training sessions for:

  • Diplomats
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Medical doctors

Here are some examples of what MIGS has done in the past.

Legislators

Listen to the W2I policy briefing for Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators that took place on October 1 2009.

Diplomats

MIGS Director, Frank Chalk, and Senior Deputy Director, Kyle Matthews, spoke in spring 2011 at the United Nations at a training session for diplomats organised by the Office of the Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect.

Journalists

Senior Deputy Director, Kyle Matthews, spoke at the Thompson Reuters Foundation's "Reporting on International Security and Terrorism" on 8 June 2011.

Medical Doctors

Frank Chalk provided training for medical residents at the McGill Humanitarian Studies Initiative in fall 2010 and Kyle Matthews spoke at the same initiative on 27 September 2011.

Lawyers

Kyle Matthews participated in training at the Canadian Centre for International Justice on 30 September and 1 October 2011.

Soldiers

On 18 june 2012, A delegation of 53 officers from the Netherlands Defense Academy visited Concordia's Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) to learn about MIGS’s Will to Intervene project. | Learn more

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