International Association of Genocide Scholars

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The International Association of Genocide Scholars is an international organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on the prevention of genocide.[1][2][3][4][5] The association, founded in 1994 by Israel Charny, Helen Fein (who also served as its first president), Robert Melson, and Roger Smith, meets to consider comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide. A central aim of the association is to draw academics, activists, artists, genocide survivors, journalists, jurists, and public policy makers into the interdisciplinary study of genocide, with prevention as the end goal. Membership is open to interested persons worldwide.

Genocide Studies and Prevention is the official journal.

In 1997 the association unanimously passed a formal resolution affirming the Armenian Genocide,[6][7] and also sent an open letter to the Turkish prime minister.[8] In December 2007 the organization passed another resolution reaffirming the Armenian Genocide and officially recognizing both the Greek and Assyrian Genocides.[9]


Current officers of the association are:

  • President, William Schabas
  • First Vice-President, Alex Hinton
  • Second Vice-President, Daniel Feierstein
  • Secretary/ Treasurer, Jutta Lindert

Former presidents[edit]

The following persons have been president of the association:


  1. ^ David P. Forsythe (2009). Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford University Press. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-0-19-533402-9. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  2. ^ Samuel Totten (2007). The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide: An Annotated Bibliography. Routledge. pp. 1097–. ISBN 978-0-415-95358-0. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ Samuel Totten; Jon E. Pedersen (January 2012). Educating about Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Critical Annotated Bibliography. IAP. pp. 422–. ISBN 978-1-61735-572-1. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ Paul R. Bartrop (30 July 2012). A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide. ABC-CLIO. p. 389. ISBN 978-0-313-38679-4. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  5. ^ Howard Ball (2011). Genocide: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-59884-488-7. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  6. ^ Guenter Lewy (15 April 2012). Essays on Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention. University of Utah Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-60781-187-9. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  7. ^ David B. MacDonald (2008). Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide: The Holocaust and Historical Representation. Routledge. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-415-43061-6. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  8. ^ Ralph Henham; Paul Behrens (1 February 2013). The Criminal Law of Genocide: International Comparative and Contextual Aspects. Ashgate Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-4094-9591-8. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  9. ^ International Association of Genocide Scholars

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