Rebecca Hamilton is a Special Correspondent on Sudan for The Washington Post. She has written up her multi-year investigation into the impact of advocacy on Darfur policy in Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide, published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2011.
In recent years she has conducted over 150 interviews with policy-makers on Sudan within the previous and current U.S. administration, including Colin Powell, Stephen Hadley, Jendayi Frazer and all the Sudan envoys – most recently traveling to Darfur with Scott Gration; within the UN, including former Secretary General Kofi Annan; and within the Arab League, including Secretary General Amr Moussa. She has interviewed those deployed to Sudan with the African Union, and spoken with both the survivors and the perpetrators of the atrocities in Darfur. In partnership with the National Security Archives she has obtained the declassification of 600 cables related to U.S. policy on Sudan. Her writing has been published in a range of outlets including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Newsweek and The International Herald Tribune.
Born in New Zealand, she moved to Australia at 15. She was awarded a Knox Fellowship to attend Harvard and graduated as a joint degree student from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School in 2007. She currently resides in New York and is admitted to the New York bar.