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 South Sudan correspondent for The Washington Post from 2010-2011.
She now is an Assistant 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 well as her work in conflict zones as a foreign correspondent. Before joining the WCL faculty, Hamilton was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School.
As part of her prior reporting on Sudan, she conducted over 150 interviews with policy-makers within U.S. administrations, 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.