Dying in Darfur

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Despite the front page news stories and calls by political leaders for action, the situation in Sudan keeps getting worse.

The writer Samantha Power, has made it her business to study why it is that a humanitarian crisis like Darfur is not or will not or cannot be fixed. She’s recently returned from Sudan, where she spoke with both survivors of the violence and those considered the masterminds behind it. She discusses the dying in Darfur and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.


Samantha Power, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” Her article in the current New Yorker magazine is “Dying in Darfur.”