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


Featured upcoming and recent events

Atrocity Prevention and the Crisis of Multilateralism: What Way Forward

Public talk by Adam Lupel; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International Peace Institute and IGMAP Practitioner-in-Residence.

Thursday, December 6, 4:00 PM
LN 1106, IASH Conference Room

Dealing with Memories in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Downstream Prevention through Community-Based Sociotherapy

Public talk by Nicolas B. Habarugira; Researcher, community worker and human rights activist in Rwanda and Africa's Great Lakes Region.

Thursday, November 29, 4:00 PM
AM 189 (Admissions Lecture Hall)

Memory and Human Rights in Chile

Public talk by Patricia Pérez Valdés, Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago, Chile, and AIPR-KSC Global Fellow at Keene State College.

Thursday, November 15, 4:00 PM
AM 189 (Admissions Lecture Hall)

Nadia Rubaii, IGMAP Co-Director, with the Latin American Network for the Prevention of Genocide Mass Atrocities
IGMAP Co-Director Nadia Rubaii in Bolivia at a Seminar on GMAP and Protection of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
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




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