January 19, 2019

Archives for April 2011

Aid dollars as evidence of Darfur advocacy success?

Okay, here we go with Q#2. Again, feel free to bite off just one segment of it and/or comment on better ways to construct the question: A graph in Fighting for Darfur shows that between 2005-2008, Darfur – just one region of Sudan – received tenfold more funding from the U.S. Congress than the entirety […]

Carnegie New Leaders (New York)

Hosted by: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs “Beyond Good Intentions: The promise and peril of citizen engagement in foreign policy” Starting in 2005, thousands of ordinary Americans made the plight of people in Darfur their cause and tried to build political will within the foreign policy system to respond to Darfur. Believing the […]

Nick Kristof

NYT columnist, Nick Kristof, tweets: “Maybe the best & most readable book about Sudan is the new Fighting for Darfur by @bechamilton http://amzn.to/dR2yjK“

Seeking your input!

I’m in the process of drafting a teaching guide for lecturers who address human rights advocacy, citizens’ movements and foreign policy. The main part of the guide presents discussion questions I think Fighting for Darfur raises. Some are policy focused. Some are advocacy focused. Many intersect. Over the coming month I’m going to post a […]

Sanctions and U.S. corporations in South Sudan

Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a brief guidance note on the situation for U.S. people and corporations interested in operations in the new country of South Sudan, following its formal birth on July 9. In short, OFAC explains that the sanctions that currently prohibit U.S. entities conducting business in Sudan and […]

Blood and Milk

Senior TED fellow, Alanna Shaikh, reviews Fighting for Darfur on her blog, Blood and Milk. “This is an important, useful, well-written book . . . [Hamilton] has talked to just about every major player on Darfur, from US State Department and USAID officials to Darfuri refugees, Sudanese government officials, and the leaders in the Darfur […]


Hosted by: Graduate School of Journalism and Human Rights Center

BBC Radio 4

Jane Garvey interviews Rebecca Hamilton on her new book, Fighting for Darfur. Listen here (starts at 38 mins).

BBC/PRI’s “The World”

INTERVIEWER, JEB SHARP: The pace of the Libya intervention has stunned the people of Darfur and the activists who worked so hard to protect them. Back in 2004, the assumption was that if you raised a loud enough outcry, governments would act to stop mass atrocities. In Libya the outcry had barely begun when governments […]

Our New Man in Sudan

Barack Obama’s got a new point man in Sudan. On March 31 the U.S. president announcedthat Princeton Lyman, a retired ambassador with a diplomatic pedigree as distinguished as his name, will replace J. Scott Gration as his special envoy to the war-torn country. Lyman’s credentials are strong. He has been working the Sudan file since last […]