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Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention

Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention

Graduate Certificate
School of Arts, Education, and Humanities

The Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention is broken down into three main themes, designed around Dr. James Waller’s model of atrocity prevention: Upstream Prevention, Midstream Prevention, Downstream Prevention.

All courses in the certificate program will be online and asynchronous to accommodate international professionals. Certificate credits will be stackable within the Master of Arts in Genocide Prevention and Human Security degree, so that Certificate students accepted into the M.A. program may complete their Master’s Degree by completing 16 additional credits.

Certificate Requirements

16 credits


4 credits

GPHS 600 Intro to Atrocity Prevention


12 credits

Three elective courses taken from at least two of the following three thematic areas:

GPHS 610 Upstream Prevention

Topics may include: Genocide Prevention Policy: Issues and Actors, Early Warning, Gender & Genocide, Human Security Approaches to Genocide Prevention, Social Justice Activism Against Genocide, Gender Identities & Genocide Prevention, Queering Genocide Studies, Ideologies of the Other, Colonialism & Genocide, and Lemkin and the Genocide Convention.

GPHS 620 Midstream Prevention

Topics may include: Intervention in Genocide, Perpetrator Behavior, Risk Assessment in Theory and Practice, Resistance to Genocide, Technologies of Genocide, and Mapping Genocide.

GPHS 630 Downstream Prevention

Topics may include: Trauma & Social Healing, Aftermaths, Education in Emergencies, Peace Building in Theory & Practice, Women & Peacebuilding, Justice & Genocide, International Law & Genocide, Domestic Prosecutions & Universal Jurisdiction, Refugee Crises, Memory & Memorialization, and Indigeneity & Genocide.

Contact Graduate Studies

229 Main Street
Mail Stop 2701
Keene, New Hampshire 03435
Jennifer Fritz
☎ 603-358-2556