January 19, 2019

Author’s resume

Rebecca Hamilton is the author of Fighting For Darfur: Public Action And The Struggle To Stop Genocide, which investigates the formation of U.S. and international policy on Darfur, and the impact that the U.S. citizen outcry for Darfur has had. In the process of her research she has conducted over 150 interviews with those involved in Sudan policy within the UN, African Union, Arab League, and U.S. government. A former special correspondent in Sudan for the Washington Post, her writing has also appeared in publications including The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs.



Juris Doctor & Master of Public Policy, 2007

(Admitted to the New York Bar)

Honors: Knox Fellow [full merit-based scholarship, Harvard University]

Winner, Kennedy School of Government, Policy Analysis Exercise

Activities: Harvard Human Rights Journal, Managing Editor


Bachelor of Economics with 1st class Honors in Psychology and the University Medal, 2002


Selected participant, 2004 ICRC Warsaw Summer School – high-level training in International Humanitarian Law.


Rebecca Hamilton, Three Lawyers Ask U.S. Supreme Court: Why Here?, Reuters, 30 September, 2012.

Rebecca Hamilton, The Wonks Who Sold Washington On South Sudan, Reuters, 13 July, 2012.

Rebecca Hamilton, Same-Sex Marriage Cases Loom for Supreme Court, Reuters, 4 June, 2012.

Rebecca Hamilton, Last Words, The New Yorker, 14 March, 2012.

Rebecca Hamilton, Inside Colin Powell’s Decision to Declare Genocide in Darfur, The Atlantic, 17 August, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton , Sudan: Crisis in the Nuba Mountains, Washington Post, 29 June, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, Trouble in Khartoum, Foreign Policy, 17 June, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, Thousands Flee Sudanese Bombing Amid Fuel and Food Shortages, Washington Post, 31 May, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, Looming Challenge for Southern Sudan: Regulating Oil Companies, Washington Post, 11 February, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, One Referendum, Two New Nations, International Herald Tribune, 10 February, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, Letter From Abyei, Foreign Affairs, 21 January, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, For Southern Sudan, a Historic Vote for Independence, Washington Post, 8 January, 2011.

Rebecca Hamilton, Awaiting Independence Vote, Southern Sudan Has High Hopes, Washington Post, 28 November, 2010.

Rebecca Hamilton, South Sudan Independence Vote At Risk, Washington Post, 12 September, 2010.

Rebecca Hamilton, Young Standing Up For Democracy in Sudan, Washington Post, 14 August, 2010.

Rebecca Hamilton, Omar al-Bashir, Fresh Off Press Crackdown in Sudan, Christian Science Monitor, 21 July, 2010.

Rebecca Hamilton, Survey Charts Darfur Opinion for the First Time, Foreign Policy, 15 July, 2010.

Rebecca Hamilton, Sudan’s Empty Election, Foreign Affairs, 24 December, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, Interview with Janjaweed leader Musa Hilal, The New Republic, 3 December, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, Left Behind: Why aid for Darfur’s rape survivors has all but disappeared, The New Republic, 14 October, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, She Wears the Pants, Foreign Policy, 8 September, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, Mission Not Accomplished, Newsweek, 3 September, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, Pants Revolution, Foreign Policy, 28 August, 2009.

Rebecca Hamilton, Conflict in Congo Rages On Despite 49 Years of Independence, The Huffington Post, 1 July, 2009.

Justice Richard Goldstone & Rebecca J. Hamilton, Bosnia v. Serbia (The Genocide Judgment), 1 Leiden J. Int’l L. (2008).

Rebecca Hamilton & Chad Hazlett, Not On Our Watch, in War in Darfur and the Search for Peace (Alex de Waal, Ed.), Harvard University Press (2007).

Rebecca J. Hamilton, The Responsibility to Protect: From document to doctrine – but what of implementation? 19 Harv. Hum. Rts. J., 289 (2006).

Rebecca Hamilton, Sudan After Garang: Saving the peace, The International Herald Tribune, 4 August 2005.

Rebecca Hamilton, Who says student activism is dead? The Boston Globe, 6 April 2005.