Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series is hosting a realistic genocide prevention simulation, which is set to feature participants from across multiple higher education, NGO and governmental institutions. The scenario is quite realistic and exposes participant groups to detailed information relevant to an evolving potential mass-atrocity situation in Zimbabwe. The event is still accepting student, faculty and staff participants.

The simulation will take place Jan. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Participants in this interactive experience will meet in one of six groups, which will in turn assemble in plenary sessions designed to develop appropriate responses to an impending mass atrocity. Groups will debate available options for dealing with a set of real-world challenges based on shifting and often incomplete information. They will be exposed to the difficulties of making judgments about impending genocides and a structured decision-making process for generating better policy and legal judgments.

Individuals who desire to participate in this simulation should contact Professor Michael Newton immediately. RSVP is required.