Rebecca Hamilton


Rebecca Hamilton is a former Reuters correspondent and the author of "Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide." As a Pulitzer Center grantee, she served as the Sudan correspondent for The Washington Post from 2010-2011.

She now is an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), where her research and teaching focus on national security law, international law, and criminal law. Her scholarship draws on her experience in the prosecution of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

As part of her prior reporting on Sudan, she conducted over 150 interviews with policy-makers within U.S. administrations, the United Nations, and the African Union. She has spoken with both the survivors and the perpetrators of the atrocities in Darfur. In partnership with the National Security Archives, she 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, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Newsweek and The New York Times.

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