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Bellarmine Hosts Discussion on the Conflict in Darfur

Nov 10, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The United Nations says more than 300,000 people have died in the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, which the United States has recognized as genocide. Bellarmine University will host a discussion on the situation in Darfur lead by Jerry Fowler of the Save Darfur Coalition on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11:00 a.m. The event will be held in Hilary’s in Horrigan Hall on the Bellarmine University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Fowler leads the Save Darfur Coalition and is recognized as an authority on the problem of responding to genocide and related crimes against humanity. He taught law at George Washington University, George Mason University and American University. He also served for four years as an officer in the United States Army. Fowler’s publications include "Out of that Darkness: Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century." He also directed a short film "A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Daillare and the Rwanda Genocide."

The Save Darfur Coalition collaborates with its more than 180 member organizations, directs communications with more than one million Darfur activists, more than one thousand community coalitions and joint efforts with a strong global community in more than 50 countries. For more information about the Save Darfur Coalition, visit:

Save Darfur

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs and a doctor of physical therapy. and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.