Our time in Panama: Discussing early warning and building relationships

June 13, 2012 |

Last week I had the honour of representing the Sentinel Project at an international wokshop in Panama which addressed the topic of creating what is being called a “Regional Mechanism for Peace and Conflict Resolution” in Latin America. This multi-year initiative is being organized by the Arias Foundation with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank…

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The Sentinel Project is going to Panama

May 22, 2012 |

An important part of our work here at the Sentinel Project is to not only develop ideas for predicting and preventing genocide but also to share them as widely as possible. That’s why I was so pleased to be invited by the Arias Foundation to speak in Panama at an upcoming international workshop on creating…

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Happy Will to Intervene Day

May 10, 2012 |

In an uncommon and very welcome move, Toronto City Council recently declared May 10 to be Will to Intervene Day. This move is the result of a joint initiative by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) and the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (CCR2P). Together, these two organization marked…

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Pre-register now for our new course: Technology for Human Rights

May 4, 2012 |

Anyone who knows the Sentinel Project knows that we’re big fans of technology. Whether it’s data visualization or flying robots, when we talk about genocide prevention, we’re also talking about new tools we can develop. However, technology has already been having an impact on the struggle for human rights and activists are constantly adapting to…

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My evening at Education Under Fire: From awareness to action for Iranian Bahá’ís

April 2, 2012 |

Last week, I had the honour of speaking on a panel at the Toronto screening of Education Under Fire, a film about the exclusion of Bahá’ís from Iranian universities and colleges and the crackdown on the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). The evening was a perfect opportunity to offer support for this important documentary campaign…

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Progress report from Mercyhurst: Assessing the risk of genocide in Iran

March 21, 2012 |

[written by Rebeka Seyfried] We are coming upon the final ten weeks of our academic year at Mercyhurst University and while the weather is getting better, our team is working harder on the term’s final output for the Sentinel Project. The past few months have been focused on extensive research into the situation in Iran…

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Humanitarian intelligence: Are UAVs the next step?

March 7, 2012 |

[Please note that these are my own personal thoughts and not official Sentinel Project policy.] Lately I’ve been reflecting on our work here at the Sentinel Project and exactly what it means. We obviously talk a lot about prevention and the key role played by early warning but sometimes we might seem a bit unclear…

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Our time at Telecom World 2011 in Geneva

December 1, 2011 |

A month ago, Abhishek and I had the great experience of representing the Sentinel Project at Telecom World 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. This annual conference and trade show is organized by the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations specialized agency for telecom, which also hosted technology competitions for Young Innovators and Digital Innovators. We participated…

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Introducing our Partners and Sponsors

October 6, 2011 |

Our work here at the Sentinel Project is important but we know that we can’t do it alone. There are many other groups around the world with whom we share a common cause and so we are always enthusiastic about collaborating. This is why I’m pleased to introduce you to a new page on our…

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The Sentinel Project is going to Switzerland!

October 1, 2011 |

You might recall that a few weeks ago we were rallying support (and your votes) for our submission to the International Telecommunications Union conference, ITU Telecom World 2011. Well, thanks to your support I have some really exciting news to share because the voters and judges for this UN-sponsored contest seem to have liked our…

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