Introducing Genocide Studies International

Launch of a new journal - Genocide Studies International

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) and the University of Toronto Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, Genocide Studies International. It will have a talented and experienced team of editors, made up of Drs. Maureen Hiebert, Herbert Hirsch, Roger W. Smith Henry Theriault, and Samuel Totten.

The editors state the journal’s mission as follows: “In keeping with the objectives of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies to raise awareness by being a bridge between academia and civil society, as well as policy-makers, Genocide Studies International (GSI) is a journal devoted to innovative research, analysis and information. GSI is a forum for the academic study and understanding of the phenomena of genocide and the gross violation of human rights and various approaches to preventing them. It strives to raise awareness of the necessity of genocide prevention and the promotion of universal human rights. It serves as a critical voice for analyzing governmental and supra-governmental efforts in the prevention of genocide. This peer-reviewed journal is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature. It welcomes submissions on individual case studies, thematic approaches, and policy analyses that relate to the history, causes, impact, aftermath, and all other aspects of genocide.”

Genocide Studies International, the official journal of the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will be available in print and online beginning in May 2014. The first issue will deal with "The Failure of Prevention," focusing on Sudan—Darfur, the Nuba Mountains crisis —and on the politics of prevention or the lack thereof.

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Genocide Studies and Prevention online volumes 1-7 will continue be available at and a limited number of print copies of volumes 1-7 are for sale under the tab “theme issues and related materials” at

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