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

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Southwest Washington, D.C.

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

“A memorial unresponsive to the future would violate the memory of the past,” wrote Museum Founding Chairman Elie Wiesel. Since its creation 25 years ago, the Museum has sought to be a voice for the victims of genocide today that the Jews of Europe did not have in the 1930s and ’40s. Join us to learn more about this critical aspect of the Museum’s mission and its recent work to bring attention to the plight of victims fleeing atrocities committed by ISIS in northern Iraq and the Assad regime in Syria.

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Washington, DC

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

By United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

English Language Arts
19–21 July 2017

Social Studies
23–25 July 2017

This annual conference is intended for secondary school, community college, and university educators with less than five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust. Educators with more experience are also invited to attend. 

There are two tracks, one for English/language arts teachers (July 19–21) and one for social studies/history educators (July 23–25).

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Washington, DC

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Please join us for the launch of the newest report from the Simon-Skjodt Center: "Allies Against Atrocities: The Imperative for Transatlantic Cooperation to Prevent and Stop Mass Killings.
This discussion will be held at 12:30–2 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Hoover Institution: 1399 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005. Lunch will be provided. 
  • Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Lee Feinstein, Dean, Indiana University School of Global and International Studies
  • Naomi Kikoler, US Holocaust Memorial Museum (moderator)

The report, written by Ambassador Lee Feinstein and the Hoover Institution's Tod Lindberg, explores the capabilities and gaps of key national and international actors in preventing and responding to mass atrocities. The findings are based on extensive conversations with American and transatlantic government officials and the report outlines recommendations for how partner states can strengthen cooperation on the prevention of mass atrocities.
Please RSVP to Janelle Johnson at by Thursday, March 2 if you plan to attend.  

Washington, D.C.

Organized By : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

By the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

In his new book Why?, historian Peter Hayes explores what scholars know about the Holocaust, answering questions including: Why were Jews the primary victims? Why were Germans the instigators? Why did murder become the "Final Solution"? And, why didn’t the international community do more to help? Join us for a discussion with Hayes about the latest research and our evolving understanding of these crucial questions. The discussion will be followed by a book signing.

Peter Hayes is professor of history and German and Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies (emeritus) at Northwestern University. He also serves as chairman of the Museum’s Academic Committee.

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Stream the program live at Registration is not required to watch the live-stream event.

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