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2013-2014: Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent, Community-Wide Initiative

“Genocide & Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent” examines personal and political responses to mass atrocities from the perspective of numerous disciplines.  The goal of the project is to formulate strategies that will motivate citizens and governments to become more responsive to issues related to the prevention of genocide and politicide.

The initiative recently sponsored a campus visit from Mark Hackett, CEO and executive director of Operation Broken Silence.  In addition to programming organized by the inter-disciplinary steering committee, the initiative seeks to support campus-wide proposals for research, education, or action intended to reduce the likelihood of future genocide or mass atrocities.

Through a generous commitment from the Carlton Raymond and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace, the initiative will provide up to $20,000 annually to support eligible programs proposed by UO faculty, staff and students.  Preliminary proposals for 2014-15 programs/projects should be received by 5pm November 4, 2013.  More information about proposals guidelines and the applications process can be found here:

Responsibility to Prevent Call for Proposals.pdf

Please direct inquires to:

Laura Johnson, Project Coordinator:


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