Mahmood Mamdani is an anthropology and government professor at Columbia University in New York and author of When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and the Genocide in Rwanda (Princeton University Press, 2002.). He has also researched Sudan.
Jok Madut Jok is Executive Director of the Sudd Institute. Jok joined the Government of South Sudan as undersecretary in the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. He was an associate history professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and author of Sudan: Race, Religion and Violence (OneWorld Publications, 2007) and War and Slavery in Sudan (The Ethnography of […]
Francis Mading Deng is South Sudan’s first ambassador to the United Nations. From 1992 to 2004, he was the representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons and from 2007 to 2012 he was the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide. He is author of more than 20 books, including War of Visions: Conflicts […]
John C. Danforth, an Episcopal priest and a former U.S. senator, has served as special envoy to Sudan under President Bush and also as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 2004-2005.
Ricken Patel is founding President and Executive Director of Avaaz, “a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” Avaaz has more than 20 million subscribers and activists.
Gregory Stanton is president of Genocide Watch, a Washington, D.C., organization that “exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder,” including in Sudan. Its board of advisers includes academics from around the country.
United to End Genocide began as the Genocide Intervention Network at Swarthmore College in 2005 as a way to raise money to help resolve the Darfur crisis. It has developed into a network of campus groups across the country. It is now based in Washington, D.C.
The Save Darfur Coalition is an alliance of more than 170 faith, advocacy and humanitarian organizations, representing all the major religions and dozens of Jewish, Muslim and Christian groups. It advocates for public awareness and public policy change and provides aid. It is now part of the United to End Genocide coalition.
Omer Bartov, Brown University professor of European history, is the author of The “Jew” in Cinema: From the Golem to Don’t Touch My Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2005). The book looks at how stereotypical portrayals of the “Jew” have informed European, American and Israeli cinema since the 1920s. In fall 2005, 200 students took his class, Modern Genocide […]