Right now, the White House is hosting a discussion about addressing atrocity prevention. Watch it live above and ask questions using the #WHChat tag on Twitter.
More on the board from Daniel Solomon on Policy Mic:
Today, President Obama will acknowledge the moral burden of mass atrocities, and commit the U.S. government to confronting their continued occurrence. Inspired by a high-level report on U.S. foreign policy, the interagency process, and genocide prevention, the president will announce the creation of a new Atrocities Prevention Board, as mandated by a presidential directive last August. The Board is a crucial step towards mobilizing an effective, sustainable U.S. response to mass atrocities, ensuring the coordination of civilian, military, and intelligence resources to stem the tide of escalating political crises.