Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights

Genocide Prevention Project

CGHR's Genocide Prevention project seeks to enhance our understanding of the origins of genocide and the ways in which it might be prevented or stopped. In doing so, the project seeks to  new ways of looking at this global challenge by approaching it from a critical genocide studies perspectiive, one that also takes local understandings and non-Western perspectives into account. In addition, the project seeks to create a forum in which policy-makers and academic, who too often work separately, to come into dialogue about genocide prevention. The project was launched in 2011 with an undergraduate genocide prevention course (with blogs and websites), an exhibition, and a lecture series that concluded with a talk by Dr. Francis Deng, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. 2012 activities include an on-line genocide prevention course and a series of workshops on genocide prevention.