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Date and Location

April 10, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
David Ellwood Democracy Lab (r-414)


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​A pressing challenge in humanitarian policy is how to stop mass killings once they start. Recent research findings evaluate the various policy instruments available to prevent, respond to, and de-escalate mass atrocities. Two panelists will review lessons from historical and comparative cases that can help to illuminate the strengths and limitations of such policy instruments.

Speakers and Presenters

​Erica Chenoweth (moderator)
Academic Dean for Faculty Engagement and the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Kennedy School, Faculty Dean at Pforzheimer House at Harvard College, Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and Director of the Nonviolent Action Lab.

Jessica Stanton
Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University

Lawrence Woocher
Research Director for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.