The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches that the Holocaust was preventable and that by heeding warning signs and taking early action, individuals and governments can save lives. With this knowledge, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide works to do for the victims of genocide today what the world failed to do for the Jews of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. The mandate of the Simon-Skjodt Center is to alert the United States’ national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to prevent and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity, and advance justice and accountability.
A partnership with Dartmouth College, this project uses state-of-the-art research methods to identify countries at risk for mass atrocities.
Through coalition-building, education, research, and outreach, the Ferencz Initiative equips and empowers survivors of atrocities to seek redress and to hold perpetrators to account.
The Simon-Skjodt Center reviewed research about selected atrocity prevention tools to help policy makers develop effective responses to atrocity crises and help inform ongoing and future research.
View curriculum and programmatic guidance for those seeking to build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of criminal justice professionals to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.
The Simon-Skjodt Center conducts and supports policy-relevant research to advance the prevention and mitigation of mass atrocities.