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Perpetrators, Presidents, and Profiteers: Teaching Genocide Prevention and Response through Classroom Simulation

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Abstract:  Perhaps the most difficult aspect of genocide studies to impart to students is that of genocide prevention and response. However, without a critical understanding of these issues, our future leaders and policy makers may be at a disadvantage when faced with very real genocides. This article explores the benefits and challenges of teaching this topic through classroom simulation at the university level by discussing in-depth one simulation created and used by the author.

Keywords:  education; genocide; prevention; response; R2P



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