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Wisdom of the Crowds Tackles Atrocity Risk
September 19, 2017
In April 2017 the Early Warning Project launched a new set of questions through a public opinion pool to crowdsource questions on atrocity risk around the world. Since then, 317 participants have cast 7,025 forecasts in response to questions asking about mass killing risk in 16 countries that the project has identified as high risk.
Climate Change and Mass Atrocities: A New Research Frontier
August 16, 2017
As climate change increasingly affects societies worldwide, its links with mass atrocities warrants further exploration. However, rigorous studies are few and far between. While there is some evidence to suggest a link between climate change and mass atrocities, more work should be done to understand the nature of those links, what types of climate impacts affect atrocities, and how a better understanding of the relationship might influence prevention activities.
How to Use The Early Warning Project’s Statistical Risk Assessment
May 22, 2017
Last month, we shared the results of our Early Warning Project’s latest Statistical Risk Assessment (SRA)—a list of 163 countries ranked by their risk for onset of state-led mass killing. As we’ve taken our results on the road, we’ve found that we are commonly asked some variation of this question: This is all very interesting, but what am I supposed to do with firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Society Meets in Berlin to Discuss the Future of Atrocity Prevention
April 13, 2017
Transatlantic civil society organizations meet to discuss their role in ensuring their governments continue to prioritize atrocity prevention.
Working with Allies to Halt Atrocities
April 13, 2017
A recent report from the Simon-Skjodt Center examines international capabilities to prevent mass killings, and makes recommendations for the US and its allies.
ISA Convention Reveals Gap Between Research and Policy Communities for Atrocity Prevention
March 29, 2017
Sessions spanned an array of topics including peacebuilding, transitional justice, civil wars, computational methods, non-state actors, and human rights.
Holocaust Survivor Al Munzer Speaks at US Capitol to Spotlight Atrocities Against Syrian Civilians
March 21, 2017
Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Alfred Münzer calls for the protection of Syrian civilians to be front and center of US foreign policy and the world’s attention.
Syria’s Tragic Milestone: Six Years of Atrocities
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the civil war in Syria, a conflict which has cost more than 400,000 lives and forced half a nation to flee.
Introducing a New Framework for Assessing and Mitigating Risks for Genocide and Mass Atrocities
May 20, 2015
Museum Fellow Dr. Annie Bird has developed a guide for assessing risks of atrocities and identifuing options to reduce the threat of violence against civilians.
Finding a Place for Atrocity Prevention amid New Security Challenges
March 23, 2015
Experts discuss the growing desire of the policy community to make atrocity prevention a national and international priority.