In Western Sudan, a conflict worsens — and some say it's the world's latest case of ethnic cleansing. Can lessons from the past help leaders prevent genocides in the future? We look at attempts to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Sudan
Ambassador Michael Ranneberger
*Special adviser for Sudan policy
*Just returned from peace talks in Naivasha, Kenya between the North and South
*Author of A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
*Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
*Former ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues during the Clinton Administration
*Visiting professor of law at Georgetown University
*Emergency coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Amsterdam
*Has coordinated programs in Darfur and Chad since the fall of 2003. Recently returned from the region.
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