Stopping the Horror in Darfur: Experts to propose strategies at Kennedy School Forum

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: March 31, 2005

Cambridge, MA — How can the world prevent the genocidal tragedy that occurred in Rwanda a decade ago from happening in Darfur today? A panel of experts will offer their strategies April 4 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “Darfur: How Can the World Stop the Horror?” will begin at 7 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Panelists include:

* HAILE MENKERIOS, director, Africa division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations
* JOHN PRENDERGAST, special advisor to the president, International Crisis Group
* ALEX De WAAL, fellow, Harvard’s Global Equity Initiative; director, Justice Africa, London
* SAMANTHA POWER (moderator), lecturer, Kennedy School of Government; author, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”

This Forum is part of a week of events sponsored by the Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and planned by Harvard’s Darfur Action Group, a coalition of undergraduate and graduate students formed last year in response to the atrocities that have claimed an estimated 300,000 lives in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Reporters interested in covering the Forum should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

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