Department(s): International and Area Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies
101 Stephens Hall
Office Hours (Fall 2016): Tue-Thu 3:45-5 Wed 11-12 120D Stephens Hall
Dr. Tetsushi Ogata is Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Convener of the Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet), a formal-informal network of scholars and experts in the field of genocide prevention to provide theoretically and empirically based analyses to the interested governments and the international bodies. He has served in the Executive Board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and in the Editorial Board of the IAGS’s academic journal, “Genocide Studies and Prevention” (GSP). Previously, he was the Director of the Genocide Prevention Program at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR). While at S-CAR, he organized a series of genocide prevention workshops that trained officials from 80 UN member states between 2007-10; supported the launch of national committees for genocide prevention in member states of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region in Africa; and collaborated with the European governments to advance their polices on genocide prevention through organizing the GPANet meetings. Most recently, he is involved in the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC), a state-led initiative to exchange knowledge and practices to build national architectures for atrocity prevention. His articles include “Supporting Regional Approaches to Genocide Prevention: the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)” in Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (2011); “Preventing Genocide: Towards Systematic Engagement by States” in Civilians and Ideology of War (2012); “Towards the Prevention of Genocide,” the co-edited Special Issue of the Genocide Studies and Prevention (2016). He received his B.A. in Liberal Arts with International Studies concentration from Soka University of America and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.