March 3, 2020
The Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide seeks one or more graduate student research assistants to contribute to its project on lessons learned in preventing and responding to mass atrocities.
February 6, 2020
For the seventh year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a comparison survey in December to solicit opinions on countries' relative risks for new mass killing. In this post we highlight the highest-risk country according to survey respondents: Burkina Faso.
December 19, 2019
The Museum and Dartmouth College released their latest early warning report at a Capitol Hill launch event co-hosted with the Senate Human Rights Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
December 11, 2019
The International Court of Justice will examine whether Burma has committed genocide, and whether it has failed in its duty to prevent and punish the crime. This Q and A explores questions around the Court's hearings this week to explore potential provisional measures.
December 2, 2019
To help the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Early Warning Project forecast atrocity risk in 2020, please participate in our annual pairwise comparison survey, an innovative opinion aggregation method, which presents countries head-to-head and 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, 2020.
November 7, 2019
On October 17, the Museum hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary, For Sama, a deeply personal insight into the experience of Syrians living under siege in the north-western city of Aleppo.
September 17, 2019
The Museum's Ferencz International Justice Initiative shares lessons learned from a new UN investigative model for collecting and storing evidence of atrocity crimes.
August 8, 2019
Forty years ago, the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime marked the end of four brutal years of mass deportation, forced labor, and extermination, which claimed the lives of an estimated two million people. On this anniversary, Cambodia provided a fitting backdrop for the 14th Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars aimed at rethinking genocide studies and prevention.
May 30, 2019
The incumbent Awami League’s sweeping electoral victory appears to signal a lower risk of mass atrocities in the near term.
March 19, 2019
The Early Warning Project considers the Democratic Republic of the Congo to be the top country to watch at risk for mass killing onset in 2019, while we determined that the mass killing in Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states has ended. The following report compiles our determinations for ongoing mass killings in 2018.