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'Early Warning Project' Seeks To Predict And Prevent Genocide

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The Early Warning Project map shows which countries have the most statistical risk of experiencing a mass atrocity.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is unveiling a first-of-its-kind early warning system for genocide.


 
The idea behind the "Atrocities Early Warning System" is to use data to assess the risk of mass atrocities occurring in scores of countries around the world, and hopefully, to stop them from ever happening. 
 
The system is an online, public website that was organized in collaboration with Dartmouth government professor Benjamin Valentino and designed by Dartmouth students.
 
Professor Valentino joined VPR to chat about how the system works.
 

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