Dr. James Waller is the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and chair of that same department, at Keene State College (NH-US). In addition, he serves as Director of Academic Programs for the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, an international NGO devoted to atrocity prevention. He is the author of five books, most notably his award-winning "Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing" (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2007) and "Confronting Evil: Engaging Our Responsibility to Prevent Genocide" (Oxford University Press, 2016). His sixth book, "A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland," was released by Oxford University Press in April 2021. Waller has held numerous visiting professorships, most recently as an honorary visiting research professor at in the George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland (2017). In 2017, he was the inaugural recipient of the Engaged Scholarship Prize from the International Association of Genocide Scholars in recognition of his exemplary engagement in advancing genocide awareness and prevention.