From Building Bombs to Building Futures


Last Updated on March 17, 2021.

In Win Without War Education Fund’s new report, co-authors Caroline Smith and Kate Kizer call for an end to the failed, military-first approach to the prevention of mass atrocities.

Though mass atrocity prevention is claimed to be a core U.S. national security priority, the reality of its reactive and militarized approach has been insufficient, ineffective, and often downright destructive. It’s time for a new approach, focused on expanding upon the U.S. government’s current prediction, prevention, and accountability tools to effectively center conflict prevention and peacebuilding in U.S. foreign policy.

Caroline was the Fall 2019 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at Win Without War Education Fund.
Kate Kizer is Win Without War Education Fund’s Policy Director.

The full report is available here, and a two-page summary is available here.

You can also watch the report release event, with Matthew T. Page of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Vahe Mirikian of Peace Direct, Ursala Knudsen-Latta of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and Kate Kizer of the Win Without War Education Fund, here.

March 10, 2021