Mark Hanis, the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors, is working to build a permanent anti-genocide movement.
Hanis presents opportunities for individuals to have a direct impact on the ground where genocide is occurring: from projects in Darfur that provide protection for women and girls in refugee camps to monitoring and prevention programs in conflict areas such as Burma.
He joins the Council to discuss how empowering individuals to stand against genocide can change the way the international community responds to the world's worst crimes against humanity- World Affairs Council of Northern California
Mark Hanis founded the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) to provide ordinary citizens with tools to prevent and stop genocide.
GI-Net's goal is to change the way the United States and the international community respond to the world's worst crime. GI-Net's aim is to recruit a committed and diverse group of individuals and communities to form an active network that realizes the never in never again.
GI-Net members educate their communities, lobby their elected officials, and fund raise directly for civilian protection.
As a grandchild of four Holocaust survivors with a background in human rights, Hanis was compelled to focus on genocide prevention. A recent Swarthmore College graduate, Hanis has been featured in The New York Times and The New Republic, and has appeared on CNN Headline News and NPR.