John Prendergast, co-chair of the center's Enough Project moderated a panel that included Dave Eggers, Craig Walzer and Franco Majok.
To get things started, Prendergast said that he wanted to challenge the notion of 'giving voice to the voiceless,' saying that the people in the Sudan have voices and can speak for themselves. I agree; perhaps we just have not been listening
Prendergast noted that the crisis in Darfur is just the latest manifestation of a far-reaching conflict that stretches back decades and that the preceding war was seven times a deadly as the current conflict.
The Sudanese government and the most formidable rebel group in Darfur have signed a declaration of intent paving the way for peace talks over the coming months, the Sudanese ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.
The rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, signed the accord with a representative of the Sudanese government after a week of talks in Doha, Qatar.