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'American Bystanders in the Age of Genocide' is topic for talk, March 12

"A Problem From Hell: American Bystanders in the Age of Genocide" is the title of a talk set for Tuesday, March 12.

Samantha Power, lecturer in public policy and executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Power has just completed the book "A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide," which examines U.S. responses to genocide since the Holocaust. Her article on the Rwandan genocide, "Bystanders to Genocide," appeared in the September 2001 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. She is a frequent contributor to The New Republic and is the editor, with Graham Allison, of "Realizing Human Rights" (2000).

From 1993 to 1996, Power covered the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia as a reporter for U.S. News and World Report and The Economist. In 1996, she joined the International Crisis Group as a political analyst, helping launch the organization in Bosnia.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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