Humanity’s Responsibility: Law, War, and Genocide w/ Dr. Gregory Stanton


Dr. Gregory Stanton is the founding President of Genocide Watch and the former Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution of George Mason University in Arlington, VA. Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder.

Dr. Stanton founded Genocide Watch in 1999. He served in the State Department for seven years, where he drafted the United Nations Security Council Resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Dr. Stanton was also involved in the U.N.-Cambodian government negotiations that brought about the creation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal), where he drafted the internal rules of procedure.

During this discussion Dr. Stanton will discuss the intricacies of International Humanitarian Law and Genocide as well as the Ten Stages of Genocide: classification, symbolization, discrimination, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, persecution, extermination and denial. These stages are not necessarily linear, as stages may occur simultaneously. Each stage is predictable but not inexorable. Preventive measures can stop each stage in the genocidal process.

This event is hosted by the IHL Department at American Red Cross-National Headquarters. To register please go to the below website or visit

Date and Location

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm