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Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

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
Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration


I-GMAP   Calendar

*see Projects and Activities page for details 
1:15 March 9th  LN2447

Danielle Jung - Dean's workshop series

1:15 March 16th LN2447

Jan Pierskalla - Dean's workshop series

1:15 April 13th LN2447

Leonard Wantchekon - Dean's workshop series

April TBD

Juanita Goebertus - Visiting Practitioner

April 13-14 DTC

IGMAP Frontiers in Prevention Conference

Last Updated: 1/25/18