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Media Advisory

"Darfur: How to Respond to Genocide" talk, Nov. 22
 

19 November 2004

ATTENTION: Political, international and human rights editors and writers

Contact: By Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu


WHAT
"Darfur: How to Respond to Genocide," a talk at the University of California, Berkeley, about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's Darfur, a western African region the size of France where the United Nations estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the past year. An estimated 2 million have died elsewhere in Sudan as a result of the same war between rebel groups challenging the government and its Arab militia.

WHEN
5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22

WHERE
UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism at North Gate Hall, Room 105.

North Gate Hall is located on the north side of campus near the intersection of Hearst and Euclid avenues.

WHO
John Prendergast, a leading expert on Sudan and special adviser to the president of the International Crisis Group, who served as director of African affairs for the National Security Council from 1996-1999. He has worked for several think tanks and non-governmental organizations in Africa, and has written or co-authored seven books about Africa.

DETAILS
Prendergast has called for a complete arms embargo against Sudan, freezing assets of some companies belonging to its ruling party, and banning travel by senior Sudanese officials who are considered most directly responsible for the murders.

The program is free and open to the public. Prendergast will be introduced by Dave Eggers, an instructor at the journalism school and author of a forthcoming book about Sudanese refugees.