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Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide

Event Date:

February 1, 2011 | 5:30 PM EST TO 7:30 PM EST
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As the first genocide of the twenty-first century, Darfur was brought to us in real time by the mass media, and became the test case for what the United States and the international community would do to uphold the mantra of "never again." Fighting for Darfur is the story of the individuals who organized protest marches, lobbied government officials, and raised funds in the belief that their outcry would force world powers to save the millions of Darfurians still at risk.

Author Rebecca Hamilton draws upon her own experience as a key player in that international human rights movement as well as her conversations with the likes of Colin Powell, Michael Gerson, Kofi Annan, and Robert Zoellick. Her five-year investigation reveals what happened inside the corridors of power.

Please join us for a spirited conversation with Rebecca Hamilton and Juan E Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, to be followed by a cocktail hour to celebrate the publication of Fighting for Darfur.

Hosted by:

New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
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