In the third episode of our series on genocide, Again and Again, we talk about forecasting with Lawrence Woocher, research director at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Woocher discusses the center’s Early Warning Project, which aims to contribute to the prevention of genocide by using data to forecast where atrocities are most likely to occur. We ask him about the methodology behind the project, its limitations, and its potential for positive impact.
Take a look at some of the resources that we found interesting while creating this episode:
- Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for US Policymakers
- More, Better Assessments Can Prevent Conflict
- Atrocities Prevention Board