“There aren’t just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It’s our evolutionary history.” – James Lovelock

My name is Jenise Plourde Calasanti. I am an international conflict expert with a focus on the Great Lakes region of Africa. This page is a result of my research and advocacy in the area of responses to genocide. I hope that by thinking about complex conflicts, crimes against humanity, and genocide, we can better understand the human tendency to commit atrocities and finally bring some reality to the words, “Never again.”