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The Promise of Engagement

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The Promise of Engagement

Posted by Enough Team on April 7, 2009

The Promise of Engagement

As a fellow at the Open Society Institute, I’m writing a book on the impact of citizen advocacy on Darfur policy. I’m currently conducting interviews in several different countries with Darfur policy makers, politicians, peacekeepers, and Darfuris themselves. Sitting talking with the former head of U.N. Peacekeeping in New York last week, it struck me that there are many citizen advocates out there who would relish the opportunity to quiz some of these people on Darfur policy, so I thought of one way to try and share the opportunity…

I recently set up a website where I will post upcoming interviews with people who are willing to take questions on the record from you. I’m in The Hague right now, and two of the people I have just spoken with agreed to take your questions: The former U.N. Special Representative on Sudan Jan Pronk and the ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo. If you would like to ask either of them a question about Darfur policy – past, present or future – go to the “Submit a Question” tab on the website.

I will do my best to ask as many of your questions as I can in the time I have, and then podcast the Q & A back to you through the website. I’m keen to get all “Enough Said” readers involved!

Also, for those of you in Washington, D.C., keep an eye out on this space for details about a panel I’ll be doing on this topic with Enough’s Executive Director John Norris on April 23rd at the Center for American Progress.