Conférence publique

Jeudi 09 novembre 2017, 12:30 - 14:00

Designing Against Evil? Breakthroughs in Violence Prevention

Venue: Auditorium A1B, Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva


How do we stop violent abuses of human rights and/or humanitarian law? The Violence Prevention Initiative draws on cutting-edge approaches within sociology, philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience to find new answers to this question that goes beyond a focus on legal or rights-based approaches. By ergonomically re-designing the ‘situations’ in which violent abuses (torture, civilian targeting, ethnic cleansing, etc.) occur, the Initiative seeks – like road traffic safety systems – to prevent political violence without relying on changing the ideas, personalities, or institutional settings in which particular individuals operate. This event explains precisely how this is achieved and violent abuse is prevented.

This event is part of the Geneva Peace Week.

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