By Nicole Encalada
Diplomacy Dean gathers students for research on genocide
Posted By Staff Writer on Apr 6, 2016
International terror attacks, including the March 22 Brussels bombings, call for prevention of these atrocities.
Andrea Bartoli, dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, is heavily involved in the organization Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes .
GAAMAC’s premise is to be a state-led initiative to prevent mass atrocities including war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing, according to its website. The organization also assists states that are considering developing strategies to prevent mass atrocities.
In regard to his involvement with GAAMAC Bartoli said, “I’ve been involved with GAAMAC since the beginning. The very idea of bringing together the countries committed to genocide prevention and the responsibility to protect came into conversation with the Swiss diplomat Mo Bleeker.”
“GAAMAC is a coalition. GAAMAC is an alliance,” Bartoli added. “The focus is particularly interesting because it is at the national level. Domestic policies that countries can take to prevent mass atrocities.”
Bartoli has not taken on this challenge alone.
He has recruited a research team of Diplomacy and International Relations students including Abraam Dawoud, Nicholas Ciccarino, Craig Witmer and Cynthia Sularz to connect Seton Hall to GAAMAC last year.
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