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Training & conferences

MIGS hosts several conferences and workshops throughout the year. Geared to mid- to senior-level professionals, practitioners, soldiers and diplomats, the sessions feature internationally-recognized experts in the field of human rights and international affairs.

Events cover such topics as: 

  • International Law and mass atrocity prevention
  • The Responsibility to Protect
  • Atrocity prevention: the role of National Governments and Parliamentarians; the role of the media; the role the UN and regional organization; the role of civil society group
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • Mobilizing Technology for Conflict Prevention and Terrorism Prevention
  • International Security
  • Emerging technologies and Human Rights
  • Case Studies 

Should you be interested in customized course, training sessions or policy briefings, please get in touch with us at

Professional Training Program on Countering Violent Extremism 

Violent extremism is currently one of the most important challenges to peace and security, undermining sustainable development and respect for international human rights. The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is organizing a two-day professional training program on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

Annual Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

MIGS has hosted several Professional Training Program on the Prevention of Mass Atrocities. The Program is open to any professional with several years of experience in a field relevant to human rights, international affairs, international development, security, and justice. These include: government officials, policy-makers and diplomats, staff and officers of NGOs, think tanks, and international organizations, activists, academics and researchers, media professionals

Aim of the program

  • Providing participants with opportunities to deepen their knowledge;
  • Providing participants with opportunities to hone their skills through training sessions on topics including international law, the Responsibility to Protect, Boko Haram, Child soldiers, and humanitarian affairs. MIGS works with instructors from the Child Soldiers Initiative, the Canadian parliament, the Canadian forces and more;
  • Providing participants with networking opportunities to expand their contacts, to identify new partnerships, and to broaden their knowledge;
  • Encouraging participants to consider the intersection of their work with other human rights issues.

By the end of the program, participants have:

  • Reflected on their role as individuals interested in mass atrocity prevention;
  • Increased their theoretical knowledge through workshops offered by MIGS;
  • Learned how to identify risks of genocide and mass atrocity crimes, learn best practice, and get an understanding of strategies to prevent and halt atrocity crimes;
  • Expand their professional network;
  • Increased awareness about the human rights issues faced by civilians;
  • An increase in professional opportunities for themselves and their organizations or institutions;
  • Sustained networking and partnerships, including ongoing contact with MIGS.



The Netherland Defense Academy  

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