Binghamton University announces the establishment of a new Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) that will leverage expertise from a variety of disciplines. The I-GMAP will inform practice through the application of the latest scholarship in areas such as the quantitative analysis of at-risk communities; how factors such as gender, climate change, political transitions and population flows contribute to risks for genocide and mass atrocities; and the role of governments, civil society actors and international bodies in effective prevention.
The I-GMAP oversees both curricular and scholarly activities including:
- The development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in genocide and mass atrocity studies, an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in genocide and mass atrocity prevention and a new master’s degree in genocide and mass atrocity prevention that will include hands-on work with prevention initiatives through a program of externships;
- Support for new and innovative scholarship through a program of research grants for faculty and doctoral students;
- Hosting of post-doctoral fellows to advance research and contribute to curriculum development;
- Hosting of practitioners-in-residence to share their insights on challenges and successes of work in GMAP prevention; and
- Hosting of annual conferences, seminars and workshops around thematic or regional foci.
For additional information on the launch of the Institute, read the full story online.
The institute is co-directed by:
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration
External Advisory Board:
Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for R2p
Andrea Bartoli, Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Per Berling, JD, Department of Law, Umeå University, Sweden, Former Swedish R2P Focal Point
Mark Freeman, Executive Director, Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), Barcelona, Spain
Tibi Galis, Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR)
Liberata Mulamula, Visiting Scholar, Institute for African Studies, George Washington University, Former Tanzanian Permanent Secretary to the United Nations (retired)
William O'Neill, Program Director, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF), Social Science Research Council
Mark Osiel, Aliber Family Chair in Law, University of Iowa
William R. Pace, Executive Director, World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy, International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Guusju Korthals Altes, Head Economic Section, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Warsaw, Poland
Owen Pell, President, Board of Directors, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, and Partner, White & Case LLP
James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College, and Director of Academic Programs for AIPR