George Mason University
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George Mason University

Douglas Irvin-Erickson

Assistant Professor
Director of the Genocide Prevention Program

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  • (703) 993-4437 (office)
  • Northeast Module II, 108
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 2E5
    Arlington, VA 22201

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Douglas Irvin-Erickson has worked in the field of genocide studies and mass atrocity prevention in DR Congo, Burundi, Cambodia, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Argentina. He is the author of books, chapters, and articles on genocide, religion and violence, human security, international criminal law, and political theory. His first book is titled Raphaël Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), and he is currently writing a second book, Dying in the Age of Thoughtlessness: Genocide, Terror, and Conflict Resolution. Irvin-Erickson is a Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, and a member of the editorial board of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs and an M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University, in Newark, NJ, USA.


PhD, Global Affairs, Rutgers University (2014)

MA, Literature, Rutgers University (2010)

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

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Presentations & Performances

Raphaël Lemkin and the Concept of Genocide

Feb 1 2017 | Metropolitan Building

Book Launch- Peace Museums Worldwide: Giving Peace a Chance

Oct 27 2016 | Metropolitan Building

Film Screening and Discussion: Genocide in Rwanda

Apr 7 2016 | Metropolitan Building

Topics: Genocide