Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention




The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) leverages expertise from a variety of disciplines. The I-GMAP informs 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:

Max Pensky
Professor, Department of Philosophy

Nadia Rubaii
Professor, Department of Public Administration



 Fall events are under development

Atrocity Prevention in the Age of Trump and Taylor Swift 

Public talk by Tibi Galis, IGMAP Practitioner-in-Residence and Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) Executive Director.

Thursday, October 25, 4:00 PM
AM 189 (Admissions Lecture Hall) 

First cohort of recipients of IGMAP Curriculum Development Awards has been selected
Cornell U. roundtable on mass "re-education" camps in China's Xinjiang, Sept. 10

In a muslim-minority region, around a million people have been interned in re-education camps due to ethnic reasons.  Open discussion following on three Cornell faculty members' remarks.

When & Where: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, 12-1pm, Kauffmann Auditorium, (GSH G64), Goldwin Smith Hall. For more info contact: Magnus Fiskesj√∂,

IGMAP Curriculum Development Grant Program

Awards of $5,000 to support faculty in developing content for their courses linked to GMAP.

Travel Stipends available to Attend Conference on Genocide in Twentieth-Century History

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies announce the availability of stipends to support attendance by early career scholars at the conference Genocide in Twentieth-Century History: The Power and the Problems of an Interpretive, Ethical-Political, and Legal Concept, to be held at the University of Toronto October 19-20, 2018.




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