President's Report Masthead
September 30, 2018

I-GMAP and the student experience

A new externship focused on genocide and mass atrocity prevention (GMAP) will put Binghamton University graduate students in the field to work alongside government and civil society organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Owen C. Pell ’80, LLD ’11, established the Pell Graduate Externship in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention to connect master’s-level students with officials from government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who are on the front lines of this work.

In addition, the new Bloom Family Summer Internship in Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, established by Susan R. Bloom ’80 and Steven H. Bloom ’78, LHD ’10, will support up to six undergraduate students minoring in GMAP in any given year. A GMAP graduate assistant will oversee the interns, who will be selected based on academic performance and an application essay. Preference will be given to students in the Presidential Scholars program. The first student selected will receive the internship support in honor of Dr. Harold Richter ’78.

Pell facilitated the establishment of the University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), which was launched publicly in April 2017 with initial funding from an anonymous donor. Pell is also board chair of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.