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Institute for the Study of Genocide

New York, United States of America


The Institute for the Study of Genocide (ISG) is an independent non-profit and registered 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1982 that has worked continuously to promote and disseminate scholarship on the causes, consequences, and prevention of genocide. Originally established to fill a gap in both the scholarly and human rights communities at a time when the prevalence of genocide was not adequately recognized, ISG has contributed to raising the profile of contemporary genocide and other atrocities.

ISG publishes a semi-annual newsletter, working papers, and volumes and initiated a study of life integrity violations cross-nationally. It holds periodic conferences and lectures often co-sponsored with universities and other partners including human rights and refugee organizations. ISG provides consultation to representatives of the media, governmental and non-governmental organizations and advocates for passage of legislation and administrative measures related to genocide and other gross violations of human rights. To advance research and cooperation, it initiated the organization of the International Association of Genocide Scholars in 1995, an autonomous affiliate of the ISG.

Contact Information



Joyce Apsel
New York University
726 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003


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