Mike Brand

Adjunct Faculty

Mike Brand is an adjunct professor of genocide studies and human rights at UConn. Mike draws on his expertise in human rights, atrocities prevention, and peacebuilding advocacy and programs to give students a mix of academic and practitioner instruction. Throughout his career, he has worked for various non-governmental (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. Mike regularly engages with members of Congress and the administration on country-specific advocacy and to advance a prevention-focused foreign policy. He is a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program. Mike 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.

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