Samuel Totten to speak on Darfur Genocide, November 16, 2010

Samuel Totten to speak on Darfur Genocide, November 16, 2010

11 Nov 2010    

Samuel Totten will speak November 16, 2010 at 7:00pm in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. His talk is entitled "The Darfur Genocide: Antecedents, Atrocities, Accountability." This talk is co-sponsored by TLTE.

Totten is a genocide scholar based at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2008 he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for Conflict Management at the National University of Rwanda. In July and August of 2004, Totten served as one of 24 investigators on the U.S. State Department's Darfur Atrocities Documentation Project whose express purpose was to conduct interviews with refugees from Darfur in order to ascertain whether genocide had been perpetrated or not in Darfur. Based upon the data collected by the team of investigators, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell declared on September 9, 2004, that genocide had been perpetrated in Darfur, Sudan,  by Government of Sudan troops and the Janjaweed. 

Since 2003, Totten has served as the managing editor of a series entitled Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review (Transaction Publishers).  Since 2005, he has served as founding co-editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, the official journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (University of Toronto Press). 

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