United States of America

UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention (985), established in 2012 at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  (United States of America).


Genocide Prevention.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • develop genocide prevention education programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as scholarly exchanges;
  • serve as a genocide prevention research think-tank;
  • produce genocide prevention publications and communicate information about genocide prevention to a wide audience ranging from students, researchers, academics and practitioners to diplomats and the broader public; and,
  • cooperate closely with relevant organizations active in the field of genocide prevention to achieve the above objectives.

Host Institution

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)

Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights (USA)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Liaison Office in New York

Contact: Prof. Alexander Hinton, UNESCO Chairholder

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07102, USA

E-mail: ahinton(at)andromeda.rutgers.edu