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Yale Genocide Studies Program

Connecticut, United States


Founded in January 1998, the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide, and has provided training to researchers from afflicted regions, including Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor. The GSP also maintains research projects on those catastrophes, on the Nazi Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, and on colonial and indigenous genocides. The Program is an affiliate of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

In the two-year period 2006-2008, the websites of the Genocide Studies Program and its first project, the Cambodian Genocide Program (CGP), received over two million ‘hits.’ From December 10, 2006 to December 14, 2008, the GSP site received 1,009,523 hits, including 85,614 views of this homepage, and the separate CGP website received another 1,026,351 hits, including 291,445 views of the Cambodian Genocide Program.

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