The mission of CGHR UNESCO chair in Genocide Prevention, established in 2013, is to understand genocide and mass atrocity crimes and their prevention. Building on CGHR’s work and historical connection to former Rutgers professor Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word genocide and fought for its criminalization in international law, the Rutgers UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention undertakes research, education, and outreach in the field of genocide studies and prevention. CGHR’s mission statement and programming align directly with the focus of its Chair. Accordingly, each year the UNESCO Chair is focused on a thematic that inflects and serves as the thematic for the larger work of the Center.
2014 Pathways and Passages