Albright, Cohen to head genocide project


The U.S. Holocaust museum helped recruit two Clinton-era Cabinet secretaries to launch a genocide prevention project.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said Thursday that it would formally announce and explain the Genocide Prevention Task Force project on Nov. 13. Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. secretary of state, and William Cohen, defense secretary under President Clinton, will head it.

Other partner bodies are the U.S. Institute of Peace, a government-funded think tank, and the American Academy of Diplomacy, an association of former U.S. diplomats that seeks to promote excellence in the corps.

The museum has taken the lead in exposing the genocide in Darfur, the Sudanese region where government-allied militias have massacred hundreds of thousands of civilians.



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