Ernesto Verdeja  is an Associate Professor of Peace Studies and Global Politics in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. He has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2010.

He publishes on the causes and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, genocide and mass atrocities early warning, social media disinformation and violence, transitional justice, political reconciliation, trials and truth commissions, and artificial intelligence and violence early warning. 

Verdeja is the executive director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide, a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to promote research and policy analysis on the causes and prevention of genocide and political violence. He also regularly consults on mass atrocity early warning and prevention and on political reconciliation with various governments and nongovernmental organizations.


ISP Advisee:
Khya Morton

Thematic Interests

Theories of post-conflict reconciliation, justice and forgiveness; official apologies and reparations; comparative genocide; contemporary political theory

Current Research

Causes and patterns of contemporary genocide, mass atrocity early warning, and risk assessment.


Journal Articles


Book Chapters

Policy Briefs

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Genocide (2016– )