Genocide Prevention Initiative


“Genocide & Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent,” (GPI) is a University of Oregon community initiative, and is one of the four signature programs sponsored by the Savage Endowment.

The Genocide Prevention Initiative (GPI) examines personal and political responses to mass atrocities from the perspective of numerous disciplines. It has been spearheaded by the University of Oregon School of Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, in partnership with the Global Justice Program and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

The initiative aims to bridge scholarship and advocacy, while raising awareness, engaging the campus community, and encouraging action. It is inspired by the work of Dr. Paul Slovic, UO Professor of Psychology and internationally renowned scholar in the areas of decision research, psychic numbing, and apathy to genocide.

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