Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

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Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Leveraging the expertise of multiple disciplines and professions to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice to prevent genocide and mass atrocity.

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Jeff Parker

Public Event: Jeffrey Parker

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Some Were Neighbors"

Jeffrey Parker works in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a Program Coordinator.  He leads the Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators (HITE), which works with methodology professors and examines best practices in preparing teacher candidates to address the Holocaust in their future classrooms.  

Jeff will be examining a central question in our understanding of the Holocaust: how could this have happened? The role of Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders in the murder of six million Jews is indisputable, but they could not carry this out alone.  The Nazis had help from millions of ordinary people across Europe.  Some Europeans acted out of hatred for Jews, but many others weighed various pressures and incentives in responding to the plight of the victims.  Amid war and upheaval, a range of motivations - fear, greed, opportunity - led people to make choices that often had deadly impact.  While specifically focusing on the Holocaust as a case study, the pressures, fears, and motivations are evergreen and can be applied to atrocity prevention and contemporary genocide.   

To view a recording of this event, please visit our YouTube Channel here.


Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

The Master of Science in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (GMAP) is the first and only graduate degree of its kind.

This professional degree prepares graduates to analyze risk factors, formulate strategies, and implement policies and practices to reduce the occurrence, severity, and potential for reoccurrence of genocides and other mass atrocities around the world. With a focus on the application of an atrocity prevention lens, the program educates students to recognize opportunities to engage in upstream (before conflict), midstream (during conflict) and downstream (post-conflict) prevention measures. Through an interdisciplinary approach integrating classroom learning, applied research, engagement with practitioners, and an intensive field placement, the program prepares graduates to be prevention actors at the micro- (individual), meso- (organizational), and macro- (societal) levels.

The program is University-wide and overseen by the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention which reports to the Provost.

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Our three University-wide programs, including the world's first and only master's degree in GMAP, are open to students from all disciplines.

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