March 15, 2018
In January 2018, staff from the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide traveled to Jordan and the Turkey-Syria border to assess ongoing and future risks to civilians in Syria. The report, “Is the Worst Yet to Come? Ongoing Mass Atrocity Risks in Syria,” highlights our findings and potential actions for the international community.
March 1, 2018
On Monday, January 29, a delegation of the United Nations Security Council visited the Museum’s exhibition on Syria as part of an official visit to Washington, DC.
February 28, 2018
The Ferencz Initiative is the newest pillar of the Simon-Skjodt Center's atrocity prevention work, which focuses specifically on the need for post-conflict accountability.
February 16, 2018
In an effort to highlight the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya community by the Burmese government, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) hosted a photo exhibition, Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, which was on display in the Senate Russell Rotunda from February 12 to 16, 2018.
February 6, 2018
Simon-Skjodt Center Deputy Director Naomi Kikoler addressed the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission regarding atrocity crimes and how to prevent them.
February 2, 2018
Read testimony Simon-Skjodt Center Deputy Director Naomi Kikoler delivered to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Syria United Kingdom.
December 12, 2017
The Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide partnered with photojournalists Jason Patinkin and Simona Foltyn to bear witness to the deadly conflict in South Sudan and the spillover effects into the broader region. This exhibition showcased photographs, video, and testimony Patinkin and Foltyn gathered in South Sudan and at refugee camps in northern Uganda.
December 5, 2017
On December 5, the Museum opened a new exhibition entitled, “Syria: Please Don’t Forget Us.” The exhibition provides information on the conflict in Syria where the Syrian government is perpetrating well-documented crimes against humanity against its own citizens. Using video, music, and testimony, it tells the story of one man’s journey to raise awareness about the Syrian government’s practice of arresting and detaining in secret its own citizens.
November 30, 2017
To help us forecast atrocity risk in 2018, please participate in our annual wiki survey, an innovative opinion aggregation method that presents countries head-to-head and simply asks respondents to choose which is more likely to experience a new mass killing in the new year. The survey will run for one month, until December 31, 2017.
November 29, 2017
Bangladesh has made considerable social and economic progress in recent years, but sharp divisions between major political parties, past violence around the 2014 election, increased authoritarianism, impunity for security forces, localized patronage politics, and exceptionally high stakes for the coming election indicate a threat of violence that could reach a greater scale than in the past.