Genocide Intervention Network

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The Genocide Intervention Network "envisions a world in which the global community is willing and able to protect civilians from genocide and mass atrocities. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide." [1]




  • Joyce Apsel, Master Teacher, Humanities, at New York University; director of Rights Works International; and former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2001?2003).
  • Yair Auron, genocide scholar, senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel and the Kibbutzim College of Education, and author of "The Banality of Indifference: Zionism and the Armenian Genocide."
  • Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, former Canadian Foreign Minister (1995–2000), and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
  • Yehuda Bauer, former Director of the International Center for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.
  • Brent Beardsley, Canadian armed forces; former executive assistant to Gen. Roméo Dallaire.
  • Gerald Caplan, author of Rwanda: The Preventable Genocide and founder of Remembering Rwanda.
  • Frank Chalk, Department of History, Concordia University, author of "The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies."
  • Israel W. Charny, Executive Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, chief editor of the "Encyclopedia of Genocide."
  • Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals
  • Roberta Cohen, Senior Foreign Policy Studies Fellow at the Brookings Institute and current Senior Adviser to the Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons.
  • Lt. General Roméo Dallaire, (Canadian Army–Ret.), Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and former Force Commander of UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda (1993–1994).
  • Alex de Waal, fellow of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard and director of Justice Africa, London.
  • Alistair Edgar, Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Rev. Dr. Robert W. Edgar, General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.
  • Norman Epstein, co-chair of Canadians Against Slavery and Torture in Sudan (CASTS).
  • Craig Etcheson, genocide scholar and author of "After the Killing Fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide."
  • Gareth Evans, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group.
  • Helen Fein, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and author of "Accounting for Genocide."
  • Stephen Feinstein, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota.
  • Jim Fussell, Executive Director of Prevent Genocide International.
  • Lt. General Robert G. Gard, Jr. (U.S. Army-retired), Senior Military Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, former President of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (1987-1998), and former President of the National Defense University (1977-1981).
  • Suliman A Giddo, President of the Darfur Peace and Development Fund.
  • Ted Gurr, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland.
  • Barbara Harff, Proventus Distinguished Visiting Professor, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University.
  • Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2000).
  • Herbert Hirsch, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, author of "Anti-Genocide: Building an American Movement to Prevent Genocide."
  • Joe Hoeffel, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1998–2004) and member of the House International Relations Committee.
  • Chernor Jalloh, Founder and President of the Africa Law Institute.
  • Adam Jones, Associate Research Fellow, Genocide Studies Program, Yale University.
  • Edmond J. Keller, professor of political science, Director of the African department of the UCLA Globalization Research Center and former Director of the University of California-Los Angeles African Studies Center (1992–2001).
  • David Kilgour (Alberta), former Secretary of State.
  • Peter Liotta, Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University.
  • Princeton N. Lyman, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria; former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.
  • William Martin, former Special Assistant to President Reagan (NSC Staff 1981–1986).
  • Juan Mendez, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide.
  • Mel Middleton, Executive Director of Freedom Quest International.
  • Trevor Neilson, Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS.
  • His Excellency Dr. Zac Nsenga, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States.
  • Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group, and former Director of African affairs at the National Security Council (1996-1998).
  • David J. Scheffer, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997–2001).
  • Stephen Schlesinger, Director of the World Policy Institute at the New School University.
  • Eric Schwartz, Lecturer of Publc and International Affairs at Princeton University, and former Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs (NSC Staff 1993–2001).
  • John Shattuck, Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, former Ambassador to the Czech Republic (1998–2000), former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (1993–1998)
  • Gayle Smith, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former Senior Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council (1998-2001).
  • James Smith, Executive Director of Aegis Trust (United Kingdom).
  • Gregory Stanton, President of Genocide Watch.
  • Charles B. Strozier, Professor of History and Director, Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, CUNY.
  • Howard Wolpe, former seven-term Member of Congress and Presidential Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region.


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