Atrocity prevention practitioners have long called for greater investment in lessons learned efforts. The Simon-Skjodt Center’s new report outlines the challenges to the use of lessons learned and other evidence in atrocity prevention policy making at the US Department of State. It offers specific recommendations to advance priority goals given the strong legal and policy mandates already in place.
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The Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide convened civil society leaders from Ethiopia to discuss how best to measure transitional justice efforts in the country, and what benchmarks would be required for success. This post summarizes key points from that discussion.
This piece examines new risks facing civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh and developments that should be monitored closely by the international community to help assess risk of mass atrocity.
Thinking about strategies—how a set of actions will yield impact—should help policy makers increase the likelihood of preventing mass atrocities. The Simon-Skjodt Center’s new report offers a framework to encourage thinking holistically about which prevention tools used together are likely to have the greatest impact.
Remarks delivered by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Museum's Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
In June 2023, the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide brought together Burmese civil society leaders to discuss the mass atrocities being committed against civilian populations by the Burmese military and what the United States can do to mitigate these threats and prevent future atrocities. The following is a summary of the key points made by the speakers.
The apparent creeping normalization of the Assad regime has deepened the trauma of millions of Syrians, many of whom have family or friends who are still detained or missing.
Simon-Skjodt Center Director Naomi Kikoler speaks at our June 21, 2023 event, Living Under Threat: Civilians Across Burma.
The high profile nature of the arrest warrants illuminates the intensity and severity of harm children suffer, and underscores the importance of carving a path towards accountability for the girls and boys whose victimhood has so often been obscured by adult-centric understandings of situations of mass atrocity.
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.