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Rebecca Hamilton is a special correspondent for The Washington Post in Sudan with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and a fellow at the New America Foundation. In 2007 she was selected as a Global Young Leader on genocide Prevention for spearheading the campaign for Harvard University to divest from companies doing business with Sudan and working with internally displaced populations in Sudan. She worked for the prosecution at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, including work on their historic Darfur cases. Currently a resident of New York, Hamilton is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, as a former Open Society fellow.
The history of the development of the movement and of events in Sudan is well told.
This is definitely a must read book for anyone seeking to create a positive change in the world, whether it be large or small.
In the end, Fighting for Darfur is an effective book for any human rights advocate interested in avoiding the same mistakes.
After reading Samantha Power's A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, one might believe that raising awareness in America would have been enough to end genocides in... Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by Scott
Worth a read. I wrote a review for the Columbia Review of Journalism here: [...] But here are my last two sentences:
Hamilton concludes, "The tragedy of the advocacy... Read more
Fighting for Darfur is a masterpiece which examines former efforts to end the genocide in Darfur over the past several years. Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by OBSilence