Darfur: Genocide and Global Intervention

Darfur: Genocide and Global Intervention

Six decades after the world community vowed "never again" to repeat the horrors of the Holocaust, and 12 years after the genocide in Rwanda, the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan is being called "a genocide in slow motion." Over the past three years, more than 200,000 Sudanese have been killed and over two million have lost their homes. The crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan has reached a level of violence that has forced people to utter the word “genocide” once again. What has the world learned since the Holocaust and Rwanda, and what is being done to curb the violence in Darfur?

Guests on this program include:

  • Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist
  • Samantha Power, Professor of Human Rights Practice at Harvard University and author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.
  • Prudence Bushnell, former deputy assistant secretary for African affairs at the State Department
  • Major Brent Beardsley, military assistant to the commander of the UN mission in Rwanda
  • Michael Barnett, who served at the US Mission to the United Nations
  • Mark Malloch Brown, UN deputy secretary general
Segment 1

Ray Suarez speaks with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof about the current situation in Darfur.

Segment 2

Garrick Utley narrates an archival audio tour of the history of genocide in the twentieth century with insight from Samantha Power.

Segment 3

Steve Roberts looks back at the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the response of the United Nations and the United States.

Segment 4

Margaret Warner reports from Darfur about the challenges of implementing the recent peace agreement and transitioning to a UN peacekeeping force.