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Holocaust Museum

Dickey Center Director Daniel Benjamin was sworn in as a member of the Council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum—the museum’s governing body—at a ceremony in April during the national Days of Remembrance commemoration of the Holocaust. 

Straus Symposium

Prof Ben Valentino worked with the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to develop the Early Warning Project.

Cappella Book

Rosella Cappella Zielinski, a 2012-13 Dickey Center U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellow, has won the APSA Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award in International History and Politics for How States Pay for War.

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Charlotte Blatt '18, a Dickey Center War & Peace Fellow, published in Parameter, one of the U.S. military's top professional journals.

On October 2, 2018, international human rights lawyer Molly Gray joined the War and Peace Fellows and spoke about three critical pillars – people, conduct, and place – in her career. Gray’s first job after college was as an executive assistant in the House of Representatives. Through this experience, Gray learned the importance of identifying mentors early on, saying “Mentors will set you on your way.” In 2015, Gray made the decision to go overseas to work for the International Code of Conduct Association, a start-up association overseeing private security contractors. Gray noted that the trend is towards private actors outnumbering public actors (e.g. 400,000 private security guards in Kenya alone). She added that, given the difficulty of eliciting compliance from the vast array of private contractors, she had to adopt an incrementalist approach, implementing personal measures of success in order to stay optimistic. When talking about the importance of place, Gray spoke of her attachment to rural Vermont. She said she wanted to return home for personal reasons, but that staying in small town Vermont does not necessarily mean forsaking a career with an international dimension. Issues of humanitarian law can come to bear at home, as she has discovered working as an assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Vermont prosecutor’s office.

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