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Douglas Irvin-Erickson


Douglas Irvin-Erickson is Assistant Professor and Director of the Genocide Prevention Program in George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He has worked in the field of genocide studies and atrocity prevention in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Cambodia, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Argentina. He is the author of books, chapters, and articles on genocide, religion and violence, human security, international criminal law, and political theory, among them the recent Raphaël Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide, on the life and works of Raphael Lemkin, the originator of the word “genocide” and author of the UN Genocide Convention (UPenn Press, 2017).

Irvin-Erickson also serves as Editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, the official publication of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and an M.A. in English Literature. As director of the Genocide Prevention Program, Center for Peacemaking Practice, in S-CAR, he is involved with the following: Violence Prevention in Burundi Project; Genocide Prevention Network, Great Lakes Region of Africa; War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Ukraine Project; Atrocity Prevention Board Consultation Group

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