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.


I-GMAP Presents Maria Ressa with Nadia Rubaii Memorial Prize

On April 14, 2023, I-GMAP awarded the inaugural Nadia Rubaii Memorial Prize to 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa.  The award honored Ressa’s work in promoting atrocity prevention through defending free media in the Philippines and around the world. Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa is the co-founder and CEO of the digital media company Rappler. As part of the award ceremony, Ressa delivered a keynote address for I-GMAP’s 2023 Frontiers of Prevention meeting, an international gathering of atrocity prevention scholars, practitioners, and policymakers.

MS 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 Academic Programs

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

Academic Programs

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Our Work

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

Our Work


I-GMAP Announces Fall 2023 Visiting Practitioner Schedule!

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Check out Co-Director Kerry Whigham's Faculty Focus

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I-GMAP is grateful for the generous support provided by the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.

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