GPANet members

Members of the Genocide Prevention Advisory Group, June 2015
Yair Auron    
Professor of Genocide and Contemporary Judaism, the Open University of Israel, American University of Armenia
Andrea Bartoli    
Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Yehuda Bauer    
Professor of Holocaust Studies, Hebrew University
Academic Adviser to Yad Vashem
Helen Fein         
Chairperson of the Board, Institute for the Study of Genocide
Founder, International Association of Genocide Scholars
Ted Robert Gurr  
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
Founder and consultant, Minorities at Risk project
Roy Gutman       
Bureau chief, South Europe and the Gulf, based in Istanbul, for McClatchey Newspapers. 1993 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Bosnia
Director of the Crimes of War project, aimed at increasing public knowledge of war crimes
Barbara Harff     
Professor of Political Science Emerita, U.S. Naval Academy, also Clark University
Recipient of the Raphael Lemkin Prize, 2013
Prepares annual global assessments of countries at risk of genocide and mass atrocities
Birger Heldt        
Director of Research, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden (on absence of leave)
Directs comparative research on successes and failures of international efforts at conflict prevention
Jennifer Leaning, MD SMH
FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
Expertise in forced migration, mass atrocity crimes, and genocide
Eyal Mayroz         
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney; Knowledge Management Coordinator, GPANet
Liberata Mulamula 
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tanzania
Formerly, Senior Adviser to the President of the United Republic of Tanzania and First Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region on Peace, Stability and Development
Tetsushi Ogata      
GPANet Convener, Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Editorial Board member of the “Genocide Studies and Prevention,” the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
Eric Reeves          
Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
David Scheffer      
U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes, 1997-2001
Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University
Alex Schmid         
Director, Terrorism Research Initiative; Editor-in-Chief, Perspectives on Terrorism
James Smith, MD 
Head, AEGIS Trust for the Prevention of Genocide, UK
Ekkehard Strauss
Independent researcher and consultant on mass atrocity prevention. Adjunct professor, Griffith University
James Waller
Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
Director of Academic Programs, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
Juergen Zimmerer
Professor of Modern History, University of Hamburg; Founding President, International Network of Genocide Scholars; Founding Director, Sheffield Centre for the Study of Genocide and Mass Violence
Associate Observers
Alexandre Fasel
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament and Special Representative of Switzerland to the Human Rights Council, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva
Ms. Mô Bleeker
Special Envoy, Head task force for dealing with the past and prevention of atrocities, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs