Ernesto Verdeja holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence (Temple University Press, 2009). His work has been published in many journals, and Verdeja is also coeditor of volumes on peacebuilding and social movements, the field of genocide studies, and the international politics of genocide. He is currently working on a book project on comparative genocide. Verdeja also co-directs a project mapping state security force structures around the world.
Theories of post-conflict reconciliation, justice and forgiveness; official apologies and reparations; comparative genocide; contemporary political theory
Causes and patterns of contemporary genocide, mass atrocity early warning, and risk assessment.
Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Genocide (2016– )
New Book Explores “Wicked Problems” Facing Scholars and Practitioners
Aug 29, 2022
The new edited volume "Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice" (Oxford University Press, 2022) edited in part by Kellogg faculty fellow Ernesto Verdeja and former Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, brings together interdisciplinary authors to explore the ethical questions, dilemmas, and obligations that both activists and academics have to confront in the midst of work to build a more just and peaceful world.
Vederja Defines Genocide in the Circumstance of Ukraine
Apr 6, 2022
Faculty Fellow Ernesto Verdeja explains the definition and severity of genocide