Mass atrocities – including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – represent the most pressing human rights issue of the 21st century. While international law and norms to prevent and respond to mass atrocity have gained increasing recent acceptance, there still remains a general lack of international political will to actually intervene. This presentation will explore the moral, political, economic, and military costs of non-intervention.
Dr. James Waller is Professor and Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (NH). Keene State College is home to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, one of the nation’s oldest Holocaust resource centers, and also offers the only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the United States.