Futures

Future N. 1. Time that is still to come. 2. A prospect of success or happiness.

Prevention is closely bound with the future. To prevent something is to keep it from happening or recurring. Doing so entails an understanding of the past, echoed by the refrain “never again,” and bringing the insights gleaned to bear on current and future situations. Along these lines, CGHR’s futures program seeks to enhance genocide and mass atrocity prevention through a consideration of the intersections of past, present, and future. As such, the project is concerned with the lessons of the past, genocide and mass atrocity in the present, and especially, proximate and more distant threats that we are only beginning to understanding, including climate change, robotics, biotechnologies, new media technologies, non-state actors, and new forms of state-level bigotry, dehumanization, and hate.