Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention Episode 7: Karen Smith

Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention Episode 7: Karen Smith

6 December 2021

Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Research Director Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. The podcast is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube. Please subscribe for new episodes.


In this episode we sat down with Dr. Karen Smith, former Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The episode explores how Dr. Smith has worked as both an academic and practitioner on atrocity prevention, as well as the difficulties of transitioning from an independent role to working with member states and the UN system. During the episode, Dr. Smith shares her views on crucial developments and achievements in the world of atrocity prevention throughout her tenure. She also discusses her plans for advancing R2P and the protection of vulnerable populations around the globe.

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Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

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