The Role of Business in Preventing Mass Violence

R2P Business

One Earth Future Foundation and George Washington University’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility will hold a panel discussion on business and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This event will bring together multiple perspectives to discuss the question of when, why, and how the private sector can contribute to protecting civilians from mass atrocities under the framework of the “Responsibility to Protect” as described by the UN. 

The discussion is open to the public and takes place on Friday, June 7 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC. Doors open at 9:30 AM for coffee and light breakfast. Reservations are appreciated but not required.

The panelists include:

  • Eamon Aloyo, research associate at One Earth Future Foundation
  • Jonas Claes, program officer, US Institute of Peace
  • Raymond Gilpin, dean of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at National Defense University
  • Edward Luck, dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
  • Patrick Obath, former chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
  • John Forrer, associate director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility at GWU, moderator

This event is supported by the United States Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative. The United States Institute of Peace is the independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence.