Dr. Gregory Stanton is the founding president of Genocide Watch, the founder of the Cambodian Genocide Project, and the founder of the Alliance Against Genocide.
Dr. Stanton was Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, and the James Farmer Professor of Human Rights at the University of Mary Washington.
He was the President (2007 – 2009) of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS.)
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. 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.
Dr. Stanton was a driving force in creation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (the Khmer Rouge Tribunal), for which he drafted the rules of procedure.
Dr. Stanton was Co-Chair of the Washington Working Group for the International Criminal Court. He was legal advisor for Rukh, the Ukrainian independence movement.
Dr. Stanton holds a BA (Oberlin), MTS (Harvard Divinity School), MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology (U. of Chicago), and J.D. (Yale Law School).