Improving Early Warning of Mass Atrocities - Talk by Prof. Ben Valentino Fri, 2016-12-02 12:55
What do we know about early warning for mass atrocities and how can we improve it? In this lecture, Professor Valentino will discuss the state of the field of atrocity early warning, and describe his work on the Early Warning Project. The Early Warning Project is a joint initiative of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. The Early Warning Project produces risk assessments of the potential for mass atrocities around the world by combining state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative analysis. The project aims to give governments, advocacy groups, and at-risk societies earlier and more reliable warning, and thus more opportunity to take action, before such killings occur.