The self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted a violent campaign against civilians in northern Iraq, targeting in particular ethnic and religious minorities. The Simon-Skjodt Center recently visited the region to document the atrocities and assess the ongoing risks.Read More
History teaches us that mass atrocities are preventable. For the first time, the Early Warning Project gives us a tool to alert policy makers and the public to places where the risk is greatest. Together, people around the world can call for action before it’s too late.Read More
Staff from the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center traveled to Burma to investigate threats facing the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority at grave risk for additional mass atrocities and even genocide.Read More
Could the international community have prevented the genocide in Srebrenica? The second phase of this multiyear initiative explores that question through the release of extensive new documentation from former leading officials and eyewitnesses to the crisis.Read More
Two decades later, the genocide in Srebrenica continues to challenge us to learn from the past.
Our online exhibition on Cambodia explores the history of the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge and current-day efforts to seek justice for the victims.
Photos smuggled out of Syria reveal the severity of the crimes the Syrian government has committed against its own people.
In the News
Cameron Hudson, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, discusses the need for better atrocity prevention policies in “Is This the New Obama Doctrine?” (external link) for the New Republic.
Reporter Graeme Wood travels to the Central African Republic and returns with “Hell Is an Understatement” (external link) in the New Republic.
Photos and Video
Photojournalist Elena Dorfman shares the heartbreaking stories of the Syrian teenagers she met in Lebanon, displaced by the violence in their homeland and uncertain when—or if—they’ll ever return.
Michael Christopher Brown captures starkly powerful images of the effects of the violence on civilians in the Central African Republic.
Photojournalist Andree Kaiser’s images bear witness to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and document the stories of those affected by the violence.