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Lecture Alette Smeulers: A typology of perpetrators of mass atrocities

When:We 14-02-2024 19:00 - 20:30
Where:Asser Institute (The Hague)

Who are the perpetrators of mass atrocities? Why do they commit such crimes? How can we stop them? On 14 February, professor of international crimes Alette Smeulers will give a lecture on her recent book 'Perpetrators of mass atrocities'.

The aim of this presentation is to present the different types of perpetrators and explain how they work together, what their role in the overall dynamic is and how diverse their motives can be. It aims to thus give a better understanding of the interaction and dynamic between the various types perpetrators and will provide us with a better and deeper understanding of why human beings commit mass atrocities. You can join the lecture for free by clicking the link below.


Dr Sergey Vasiliev (Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam)

Dr Maartje Weerdesteijn (Assistant Professor, VU Amsterdam)


Dr Gabriele Chlevickaite (Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Institute)


6.30 p.m. Door open

7 p.m. Welcome

7.05 p.m. Keynote lecture by Prof. Alette Smeulers

7.45 p.m. Panel discussion

8.15 p.m. Q&A

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