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Scott Alexander Straus The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scott Straus is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. He has published multiple books that pertain to genocide, human rights, and African politics, notably Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Genocide, and Leadership in Modern Africa (Cornell, 2015), which won the 2018 Grawemeyer Prize for Improving World Order, and The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Cornell, 2006). He also co-authored International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, and Tensions (Sage, 2nd ed., 2022). You can learn more about him and his work here: