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.


Atrocity Prevention in Practice: All Hands on Deck

Jeff Sizmore
Jeff Sizemore

Join us on Tuesday, November 29 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST) in Admissions (AM) 189 for our public event featuring Jeffrey Sizemore, the Senior Advisor on Atrocity Prevention at the U.S. State Department. He serves in the Office of Security and Human Rights, leading and coordinating his bureau’s atrocity prevention efforts.  He manages atrocity prevention training for the Department as well as works with interagency colleagues as part of the Atrocity Prevention Task Force.  Additionally, he manages the Fragility and Gender portfolios.  Prior to joining the State Department, Jeff served for over 20 years in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, retiring as a commander in 2020.  

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the George Washington University in 2001 and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2012.

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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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Our Work

We connect scholars and students with practitioners through our research, education, and outreach programs.

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Stay tuned for our series of speakers for the Fall 2022 semester!

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