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April 6, 2014
Mike Abramowitz, director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, reports from his trip to Kigali, where a Museum delegation is participating in the 20th anniversary commemorations of the genocide in Rwanda.
JANUARY 23, 2014
New Republic correspondent Graeme Wood provides a vivid account of the plight of the Rohingya, which he covered during his recent trip to Burma undertaken with support from the Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
JANUARY 13, 2014
Learn about the background to the current violence in the Central African Republic. This review tracks the major events over the past ten years in the lead-up to the current crisis, and examines the response of the international community.
January 9, 2014
The Museum has released previously unpublished material about a pivotal moment in the lead-up to the 1994 Rwandan genocide as part of a new project to examine the massive failure of the international community to stop one of the most brutal episodes of mass violence since the Holocaust.
JANUARY 3, 2014
In an article for Defense One, Madeleine K. Albright, co-chair of the Museum co-sponsored Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), discusses what the Obama administration has done to address the crisis in CAR; why atrocities perpetrated in the heart of Africa are important to the strategic interests and moral values of the US; and why R2P is applicable in this case.
December 20, 2013
The Museum expresses concern over reports that members of ethnic groups are being targeted for killing in South Sudan, warning of the potential for catastrophic violence if country leaders do not contain their supporters and calling on the international community to take early action to prevent the violence from escalating.
December 9, 2013
The Museum reflects on the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, a Holocaust survivor from Poland who coined the word genocide in 1944 and made it his mission to compel nations to prevent genocide from occurring in the future.
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Ieng Sary, one of the senior Khmer Rouge leaders on trial in Cambodia for the mass atrocities committed in that country between 1975 and 1979 died at age 87 in the midst of his trial. 3/15/2013
Over the past two years, a humanitarian crisis has been building in the border areas between Sudan and South Sudan in the context of a civil war between the government of Sudan and rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement—North. 7/16/2013
The Museum hosted the launch of a new report by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and the late former Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan, Richard S.Williamson on how to realize the promise of R2P. 8/8/2013