Seeking to bridge the gap between thought and action in the anti-genocide movement, the goal of the Carl Wilkens Fellowship is to develop effective community leaders in communities across the United States who have acquired the skills and fostered the relationships to shape US policies on genocide.
The first three classes of Carl Wilkens Fellows were launched by Genocide Intervention Network (GI Net) in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2012, GI Net and Save Darfur Coalition merged to create United to End Genocide. In the process of defining the mission and vision of the new organization, UEG and the Carl Wilkens Fellowship decided to move forward in separate directions. In 2013, the Fellowship became a part of i-ACT’s efforts to change the way the world responds to genocide. In August 2014, the Carl Wilkens Fellowship launched it’s 4th class of Fellows.
The Carl Wilkens Fellowship is the only adult leadership program specifically focused on increasing the capacity of community leaders and grassroots organizers to create sustained political will for the prevention and cessation of genocide.
Please note that individual views of the Carl Wilkens Fellows do not reflect the views of the Fellowship program.