Graduation Year


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Political Science

Program or Major

Political Science

Faculty Advisor

Bernard Dobski


United Nations, UN, Rwanda, Bosnia, Srebrenica, Myanmar, Genocide


Why is it that since its founding the UN has failed countless times, and continues to fail, in preventing genocide and mass murder? This thesis will address this question by a close look at the structural dynamics of the UN that impede its ability to prevent genocide. The record of the UN on genocide prevention is a clear failure. This points to the need for significant reform to address the problems with the specific structural components that are essential to the UN addressing genocide.