Adama Dieng & Prof Andrew Thompson in conversation: 'The United Nations and the prevention of mass atrocities in the 21st Century: some challenges and opportunities'

10 October 2023

Portrait of Professor Andrew Thompson

with Professor Andrew Thompson
Professor of Global and Imperial History

Andy Thompson is Professor of Global & Imperial History at Nuffield College and Co-Director of the Oxford Global History Centre. He was previously the Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the International Champion for...

Adama Dieng, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, July 2012 to July 2020, will discuss the UN's role in the global collective responsibility to prevent genocide and other mass atrocities.

In conversation with Professor Andrew Thompson, he will consider how the UN can learn from the past and take effective action to prevent mass violence set against a background of increasing commission of atrocity crimes globally, a rise in hate speech, identity-based discrimination and intolerance. He will also explore the UN's continued crucial role in de-escalating conflicts and the challenges that are preventing humanity from achieving its goal of a world without genocide and other atrocity crimes.