Mike Brand is a human rights, atrocities prevention, and peacebuilding professional with 15 years of experience in policy, advocacy, organizing, and education. Mike is an Adjunct Professor of genocide studies and human rights at the University of Connecticut and a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program. Throughout his career, Mike has worked for various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United States, Rwanda, and South Sudan, and has done fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Mike supports civil society organizations and diaspora networks in strategic planning, program development, and achieving their advocacy and organizing objectives. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals, national and international publications, and has been quoted in various international news outlets as an expert in his field. He holds a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, with a concentration in human rights and atrocities prevention, and BA’s in History and Political Science with a minor in human rights from the University of Connecticut.