Upcoming Event on South Sudan

“The World’s Newest Nation: What Follows South Sudan’s Independence?”

 February 3, 2011
5:30- 7:00 pm
Pound Hall 203

Rebecca Hamilton Headshot

Join us Thursday for a talk with Rebecca Hamilton, JD ’08, human rights lawyer, journalist and author of “Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide.”  A graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard’s JFK School of Government, Hamilton is a fellow at the New America Foundation and a Special Correspondent on Sudan for The Washington Post.

The Human Rights Program is co-sponsoring this event with HLS Student Advocates and the Harvard African Law Association.

Over the past few years, Hamilton has conducted more than 150 interviews on Sudan with policymakers in the previous and current U.S. administration, including Colin Powell, Stephen Hadley, Jendayi Frazer and all the Sudan envoys; 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.

Prior to working full-time on her book, Hamilton worked as a lawyer at the International Criminal Court.