Gregory H. Stanton

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch

Gregory H. Stanton is President of Genocide Watch, an organization he founded in 1999. He is also director of the Cambodian Genocide Project and he is Research Professor of Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University. Dr. Stanton served in the State Department (1992-1999), where he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Burundi Commission of Inquiry, and the Central African Arms Flow Commission. He also drafted the U.N. Peacekeeping Operations resolutions that helped bring about an end to the Mozambique civil war. In 1994, Stanton won the American Foreign Service Association’s prestigious W. Averell Harriman award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide. He wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia.