Gregory H. Stanton

Gregory H. Stanton
Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention
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Ph.D, Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago
M.A, Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago
J.D, Yale Law School
M.T.S, Harvard Divinity School
B. A., Oberlin College


Prof. Stanton has received degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Law School and a masters and doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001-2002).

He served as a legal advisor to RUKH, the Ukrainian Independence Movement, work for which he was named the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America’s 1992 Man of the Year. He was also the chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Committee on Human Rights and a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on World Order Under Law.

Stanton served as a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department from 1992 to 1999, where he drafted the UN Security Council Resolutions (955 and 978) that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and UNSC Resolutions 1012 and 1013 that created the Burundi Commission of Inquiry and the Central Africa Arms Flow Commission. He also drafted the UN Peacekeeping Resolutions that helped end the Mozambique civil war. He was a member of the War Crimes Working Group and wrote the Options Paper on how to bring the Khmer Rouge leaders to justice for their crimes in Cambodia.

In 1995, Stanton received the prestigious W. Averell Harriman Award given by the American Foreign Service Association to one Foreign Service Officer each year for "extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage," based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide.

After the U.S. voted against the International Criminal Court in in Rome in July, 1998, Stanton d

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The Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet) is an informal, international network of experts on the causes, consequences, and prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. Its members provide risk assessments and advice to all interested parties,...
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February 24, 2011
The Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet) Report 2010 is the first published work released by the advisory group. It is a product of the meeting of the group in Virginia with the hospices of ICAR and its Director, Andrea Bartoli, and with the collaboration...
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October 04, 2010
October 2010 Why the world needs the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities 
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August 02, 2010
Genocide as an experience of human behavior throughout history is old, but our concern and understanding about it are relatively new. Humans have probably been committing genocide since the beginning of our species. Killing ‘en masse’ and committing...
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December 01, 2009
The recent activity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague concerning the case of President Omar al-Bashir and the crisis in Darfur has set off a firestorm of commentary amongst international lawyers, human rights activists, genocide scholars,...
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September 02, 2009
September 2009 Rwandan Genocide: Why Early Warning Failed, Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies Early warnings of the Rwandan genocide were ignored because policy makers perceived it as a “civil war”, denied the facts, and decided not to...
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September 01, 2015
Growing up in the Manila suburb of Cainta Rizal in the Philippines, Vanessa Cardenas admits she was one of the lucky
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June 28, 2011
Greg Stanton, President of Genocide Watch and the Genocide Prevention Program at the School for Conflict Analysis and
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April 2011
Greg Stanton’s life has been devoted to understanding and preventing genocide and other mass atrocities.  He
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February 08, 2006
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first world leader to recognize the connection between Iran's uranium
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December 04, 2005
The Recent lawsuit filed on behalf of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, a student, and two teachers claims
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Film Screening: Enemies of the People 
September 10, 2015
The 'Act of Killing' is a 2012 documentary film about the Indonesian mass-­killings of 1965-­66 - a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators,offering insight into the minds of mass killers. Tuesday, July 28th6:30pm - 8:30pmFounders Hall Auditorium, room
July 28, 2015
Why Denial Violates the Genocide Convention: The Genocides of Armenians, Native Americans, and Tutsis in RwandaLecture by Dr. Gregory Stanton, Research Professor in Genocide Studiesand Prevention, George Mason UniversityThursday, March
March 19, 2015
Greg Stantonwas a keynote speaker at both the Washington, DC and Kigali, Rwanda commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda of 1994.
April 02, 2014
 In ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE the men and women who perpetrated the massacres of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia -- from the foot-soldiers who slit throats to the party's ideological leader, Nuon Chea aka Brother Number Two -- break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before seen or heard
November 03, 2011
Once Raphael Lemkin had coined the term 'genocide' in 1944 the paradigmatic case rapidly became the Holocaust, and it remains the first point of reference, with, if anything, growing academic and public interest around it in recent decades. How far does, or should, this paradigm influence the way
June 12, 2009
Discussants: Michael Bazyler - Domestic Tribunals: Genocide Prosecutions Since the Last IAGS Biennial Conference. Sheri Rosenberg - ICTY and ICTR: Genocide Prosecutions Since the Last IAGS Biennial Conference. Greg Stanton - Cambodian Tribunal Brian Kritz - President Bashir, Justice in Darfur, and
June 08, 2009
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September 03, 2009
Dr. Gregory Stanton, current President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and founder of Genocide Watch, offers his keynote lecture at the 2008 Capitol Hill Observance of the Armenian Genocide, organized by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. April 23, 2008.
April 23, 2008
Genocide is not conflict. It is one-sided mass murder. Jews had no conflict with Nazis. Armenians posed no threat to Turks. Ukrainian farmers did not fight Stalin’s communist cadres. Bengalis did not try to massacre Pakistanis. Hutu intellectuals did not rise up against the Tutsi army in
April 07, 2004
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