A Global Membership,
A Common Goal

The International Association of Genocide Scholars is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on genocide prevention.

“Mr. Speaker, genocide is the most potent of all crimes against humanity because it is an effort to systematically wipe out a people and a culture as well as individual lives.”

Jerry Costello, Former U.S. Representative
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”
Elie Wiesel, Writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor
“Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building.”
Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
“A genocide begins with the killing of one man – not for what he has done, but because of who he is.”
Kofi Annan, Nobel Prize Speech
“”…there’s a sickness
worse than the risk of death and that’s
forgetting what we should never forget.””
Mary Oliver, Tecumseh, American Primitive
“All day I was digging Armenian bones out of the Syrian desert with a TV crew that kept ducking the Mukhabarat who trailed us in jeeps and at night joined us”
Peter Balakian, Ozone Journal

An International Journal

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IAGS proudly publishes Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) and supports policy briefs on current issues relevant to the study, policy, and teaching of genocide and its prevention.

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Knowledge Bank

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IAGS provides member-contributed knowledge on genocide history and topics as well as access to royalty free thematic images.

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Our Mission

A central aim of the Association is to draw academics, activists, artists, genocide survivors, journalists, jurists, public policy makers, and other colleagues into the interdisciplinary  study of genocide, with the goal of prevention.

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Preliminary Announcement

Visit our conference

The 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars is taking place 18 July – 23 July 2021, Barcelona, Spain. The conference is hosted by The University of Barcelona who is one of the leading public institutions of higher education in Spain.

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