More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the horrors of Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Darfur are sobering reminders that preventing future genocides and mass atrocities remains an enormous challenge. Yet genocide is not the inevitable result of ancient hatreds or irrational leaders. As we learn more about the risk factors, warning signs, and triggering events that have led to it in the past, we are also learning ways to prevent it in the future.
Our Work on Genocide Prevention
Designed by the Museum and Dartmouth College, the Early Warning Project gives us a first-of-its-kind tool to alert policy makers and the public to places where the risk for mass atrocities is greatest. Together, people around the world can call for action before it’s too late.Learn More
The Working Group on the Responsibility to Protect is a joint project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Brookings Institution. It was co-chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan, the late Richard Williamson.Learn More