The Institute’s Practitioners-in-Residence Program is one of our signature offerings to connect atrocity prevention practitioners with the Binghamton University community.
This highly popular program brings active atrocity prevention practitioners, drawn from a broad range of non-governmental organizations as well as national and international institutions, to Binghamton for a week-long stay.
During their residency, Practitioners in Residence:
- Meet with faculty, students, staff and university administrators to share their experiences, the work of their agencies, and their views on the prospects for improving atrocity prevention, with a particular focus on enhancing and strengthening collaborations between practitioners and the academic community;
- Visit multiple classes to share their experiences with both undergraduate and graduate students;
- Engage with the campus and broader area community with a public presentation on a prevention-related topic of their choice.
In choosing practitioners to invite, the co-directors look for as broad a range as possible of different approaches, backgrounds, experiences, career trajectories, and global regions.
- This gives GMAP students a chance for direct and personal encounters with professionals across the full range of contemporary prevention work.
- It also gives the Institute a valuable opportunity to continue to build and expand its international network of NGO and government partnerships.
- Additionally, the practitioners come from organizations that will be prime locations for the MS in GMAP student field placements and/or future employment.
A quick review of the practitioners who have visited campus in the past and a glimpse at those coming this academic year, provides a great look at the range and depth of experience of our campus visitors.
Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, we will be transforming and expanding our Practitioner-in-Residence program into two distinct tracks. The week-long residencies will continue under the new name of Visiting Practitioner in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. We are proud to announce the new semester-long Charles E. Scheidt Resident Practitioner in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Fellowship made possible by the generous support of the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.
Charles E. Scheidt Resident Practitioner in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Fellowship
Opportunities to Support the Work of I-GMAP
If you value the work of the Institute, we welcome your support to expand our capacity. If you or anyone you know might be interested and able to support one of these initiatives, we would love to talk with you more.
To learn more about donating to I-GMAP, please visit Support I-GMAP.
If you are interested in supporting our Practitioner-in-Residence program, we an exciting
proposals for expanding and enriching this marquee activity of the Institute:
We want to ensure that we are able to include representatives from the Global South and not be limited to individuals who working in or are traveling for other reasons to the United States