Applying Tools for Atrocity Prevention in Cameroon
June 1, 2023
Drawing on the crisis in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions as an example, this blog discusses how practitioners can use the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Tools for Atrocity Prevention resource to inform and strengthen policy responses to specific cases.
An Interview with Ambassador Michèle Taylor
April 19, 2023
We spoke with Ambassador Michèle Taylor, US Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council, about her family’s experience surviving the Holocaust and the impact that made on her human rights and atrocity prevention work.
Social Media Platforms, the Risks of Mass Atrocities, and Opportunities for Atrocity Prevention
April 4, 2023
On January 19 and 24, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide convened our 2023 Sudikoff Interdisciplinary Seminar on Genocide Prevention. This blog distills the seminar’s key themes on social media platforms, the risks of mass atrocities, and opportunities for atrocity prevention.
Increasing Instability and Mass Atrocity Risks in Chad
March 30, 2023
Rising political instability in Chad since the April 2021 death of the country’s longtime president has sparked concern of increasing mass atrocity risks. This instability risks worsening underlying and interrelated dynamics across the country. Urgent action is needed to respond to these risks.
One Year after US Genocide Determination, Rohingya Community Remains at Risk
March 29, 2023
One year ago, the United States made a historic determination: the atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese military constitute genocide and crimes against humanity. Now we must focus on protecting the Rohingya who have been displaced and those who remain in Burma.
Hearing Testimony: “The Chinese Communist Party’s Ongoing Uyghur Genocide”
March 24, 2023
On March 23, 2023 Simon-Skjodt Center director Naomi Kikoler delivered this testimony to the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party.
Launching the 2022-23 Early Warning Risk List
March 17, 2023
In February, the Early Warning Project launched its latest global risk assessment report, identifying Pakistan, Yemen, and Burma/Myanmar as highest risk for experiencing a new mass killing in 2022 or 2023.
Call for Applicants: Early Warning Project Fellowship on Uganda
March 16, 2023
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide seeks applicants for a fellowship to assess risks of mass atrocities in Uganda.
20 Year Anniversary of the Start of the Genocide in Darfur And Continuing Threats
February 27, 2023
Twenty years ago, Sudanese government forces and allied Arab militias launched a systematic campaign of destruction against villages largely belonging to the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masalit peoples in Darfur, Sudan. Today, civilians in Darfur remain at risk of mass atrocities.
Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the start of genocide in Darfur
February 23, 2023
Genocide survivor Niemat Ahmadi reflects on two decades of horrific violence in Darfur and the long overdue need for justice and accountability.