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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.
March 23, 2018
On March 15th—the same day that it released a report on continued atrocity risks in Syria—the Simon-Skjodt Center hosted a panel discussion with Syrian and diaspora leaders to examine how civil society is responding to the violence and what might come next. Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, US National Security Advisor, gave a keynote address. Holocaust survivor and Museum volunteer Irene Weiss also delivered remarks.
US National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Delivers Remarks on Syria at US Holocaust Memorial Museum
March 16, 2018
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster delivers a keynote address acknowledging the bravery of Syrian civilians, condemning the crimes of the Assad regime, and discussing how the US government is working to hold perpetrators and their sponsors accountable.
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.