Can Private Citizens Help Stop Genocide?: Power, Dallaire & others to discuss intervention strategies at Kennedy School

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115

Cambridge, MA — Is there a role for individuals when it comes to intervening in cases of genocide? Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire and others will address this question April 6 at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “Genocide Intervention Fund: Can Private Citizens Halt Genocide?” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge.
Panelists include:
* Mark Hanis, Genocide Intervention Fund
* Gayle Smith, former director, African Affairs, National Security Council
* Rebecca Hamilton, Harvard Law School and Darfur Action Group
* Lt-Gen. Romeo Dallaire, former force commander of the UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR)
* Samantha Power, (moderator), lecturer, Kennedy School of Government; author, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”
This panel discussion 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 this event should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115.


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