Dying in Darfur: The Genocide Intervention Fund and Student Activism

Presented by Samantha Power, with an introduction from Geoffrey Robinson

Thursday, April 21, 2005
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kenneth Trueblood Lecture Hall
Young Hall CS50
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Samantha Power is a professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998-2002). From 1993-1996, Power covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for the U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and the Economist. She is the editor, with Graham Allison, of Realizing Human Rights: Moving from Inspiration to Impact. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, she moved to the United States from Ireland at the age of nine. She has written a new introduction to Hannah Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism and has begun work on a book on the causes and consequences of historical amnesia in American foreign policy. Ms. Power is teaching a class entitled "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy" this spring at Harvard.

The UCLA Darfur Action Committee (DAC) is a coalition of activists and student groups at UCLA, which functions to raise awareness about and mobilize action against the crisis in Darfur on campus and in the greater community, as well as a member of a national movement.
Cosponsored by the Burkle Center for International Relations, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, African American Studies IDP, UNICEF, UIRS, PJSA, ASA, SJA, PSSO, Bruin Democrats, Bruin Republicans, JSU, Hillel, FMLA, Alpha Epsilon Omega, Amnesty International at UCLA and USAC


Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA International Institute, Undergraduate International Relations Society, Darfur Action Committee