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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 atrocity prevention in the Democratic Republic of 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 current research includes a book on the life and works of Raphael Lemkin, the originator of the word "genocide" who authored the UN Genocide Convention (UPenn Press, 2017). Irvin-Erickson also serves as Editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, the official publication of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. He holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and an M.A. in English Literature.


PhD, Global Affairs, Rutgers University (2013)

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
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