About

Ernesto Verdeja  holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. 

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.

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.

Regions

Journal Articles

Books

Book Chapters

Policy Briefs

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

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