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. 
2013                Gender 
2014                Pathways and Passages           
2015                Ruins              
2016                Utopia
2017                Hate
2018                Intervention
2019                Futures
2020                Education
2021                Disruption
2022                Technologies