The Simon-Skjodt Center conducts and supports policy-relevant research to advance the prevention and mitigation of mass atrocities. Decision makers need timely, thoughtful analysis about potential mass atrocities and actions that could be taken to help prevent them.
The Simon-Skjodt Center’s research includes country case studies, thematic research projects, and comparative analyses to better understand mass atrocities—their causes, dynamics, and consequences—as well as prevention and response strategies. To produce our reports, we conduct in-house research, award fellowships, and recruit consultants. We work with senior and emerging scholars from the US and abroad. We aim to fill gaps in current knowledge and reduce the divide between scholarship and policy action on mass atrocities.