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Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre.
[The Guardian]

Ernesto Verdeja is appointed as the Executive Director of the
Institute for the Study of Genocide

The Board of the Institute for the Study of Genocide (ISG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernesto Verdeja as its Executive Director. Ernesto is Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. He serves on the Board of the ISG and is Chair of the Lemkin Book Award Committee.

Ernesto earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science (political theory) from the New School for Social Research in New York City. His research focuses on large-scale political violence (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity), transitional justice, forgiveness and reconciliation, and trials, truth commissions, apologies, and reparations.

Ernesto is the author of Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence and a number of articles and chapters in genocide studies, transitional justice and political theory. He is also coeditor of volumes on peacebuilding and social movements, the field of genocide studies, and the international politics of genocide prevention. He has also served on the board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.


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