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Learning from Practice: The Latin American Network on Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

GDL Virtual Session, 6 April 2017 

With Maria Eugenia Canbone (host), Martin Castro (moderator), Diego Osorio (representive of the EAC), and Fabian Oddone (Speaker).

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Marty Castro

Marty Castro is President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC, which provides strategic consulting services to persons and organisations seeking to have a positive social impact on diverse communities. He is also President and CEO of Casa Central, one of the largest Latino-serving social services agencies in the Midwestern United States.  

In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Mr Castro to a six-year term on the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), also nominating Mr Castro to be the first Latino Chairperson in the history of the USCCR. Mr. Castro has received numerous awards and accolades for his community service, including the Ohtli Award, the Mexican government’s highest honour presented to those outside of Mexico for service to the Mexican diaspora.

Mr Castro is the recipient of three honorary doctorates of Humane Letters from Roosevelt University, DePaul University, and Governor’s State University. He received his Bachelor’s in Political Science from DePaul University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Diego Osorio

Diego Osorio is the Head of Resource Mobilisation Partnerships at CCAFS-CGIAR. He is a PhD Candidate at Utrecht University and former Canadian diplomat. He has 23 years of public administration and international experience covering the UN, NATO, World Bank, Canadian diplomacy and private sector ventures.


Diego has worked globally in the fields of political diplomacy, economic cooperation, climate change and adaption policy, as well as institutional/social reconstruction, civil-military coordination and humanitarian assistance. His numerous field missions have taken him across the world, to countries including Afghanistan, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Indonesia (Banda Aceh), Iraq, the Central African Republic, Jordan, Kosovo, Liberia, Pakistan, and Timor Leste.


He previously served as Senior Peacekeeping Officer (2006) and as Senior Advisor on Mediation, Negotiation and Peace Processes (2019) at Global Affairs Canada. He is also an Associate Fellow of both the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université de Quebec à Montreal (UQAM) and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Diego has lectured on humanitarian action, governance design, the humanitarian-development nexus, reconciliation and mediation, post-conflict recovery, political economy, complexity and economic geography, and urban conflict at universities in Canada and abroad. He also works on co-creation and human design methodologies.

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Find out more about his work here. Also read about his engagement here.

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