Gregory Stanton

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Gregory Stanton "is the James Farmer Professor of Human Rights at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is President of Genocide Watch founder and Chair of the International Campaign to End Genocide and current President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Dr. Stanton has worked for human rights since the 1960's, when he was a voting rights worker in Mississippi. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast and as the Church World Service/CARE Field Director in Cambodia in 1980. He has degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School, and a Doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Stanton has been a Law Professor at Washington and Lee and American Universities and the University of Swaziland. He was a legal advisor to the Ukrainian independence movement. He served in the State Department from 1992 to 1999, where he wrote the United Nations resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He founded the Cambodian Genocide Project in 1981, which is about to result in trials for the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge by a U.N./ Cambodian tribunal. In 1999, he founded Genocide Watch and the International Campaign to End Genocide. Dr. Stanton was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2001-2002, where he worked on his forthcoming book, The Eight Stages of Genocide: How Governments Can Tell When Genocide Is Coming and What They Can Do To Stop It." [1]


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  1. Gregory Stanton, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, accessed December 17, 2007.
  2. Directors, Institute for the Research of Genocide, accessed June 25, 2010.