Launch Event: 2020-21 Mass Killing Early Warning List
17 Feb 2021 | Online
Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Genocide and other mass atrocities are always preceded by a range of early warning signs. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s founding charter, written by a commission chaired by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, mandates that our institution strive to make preventive action a routine response when warning signs appear. If these signs are detected, their causes can be addressed, preventing the potential for catastrophic progression. Please join us for this timely event on the importance of prevention.
The Early Warning Project, a joint initiative of the Museum and Dartmouth College, is a first-of-its-kind tool designed to identify countries at risk for new mass killings to support preventive action. The Statistical Risk Assessment uses publicly available data and statistical modeling to produce a list of 163 countries ranked by their likelihood of experiencing new mass killings.
This event will examine the results of the 2020-21 assessment and feature remarks from the following speakers:
• The Honorable Benjamin Cardin, United States Senator
• The Honorable Todd Young, United States Senator
• Dr. Arsène Brice Bado, Center for Research and Action for Peace, Simon-Skjodt Center Côte d’Ivoire Early Warning Fellow
• Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, Senior Associate and Regional Director for Central and West Africa Programs, National Democratic Institute
• Ms. Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
• Ms. Mollie Zapata, Research Manager, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum