Darfur Advocate Reeves
to Receive Honorary Degree
Eric Reeves, Smith professor of English language and
literature and human rights advocate, will receive an honorary doctor of laws from
Smith College on March 6. A panel discussion moderated by Reeves, titled “Perspectives
on the Darfur Genocide,” will follow the awarding of the degree.
Reeves, who has become an internationally prominent
expert on the genocidal atrocities perpetrated by the government of Sudan in the
country’s Darfur region, has published many editorial essays on the subject
in the Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune and other newspapers. He
joined the Smith faculty in 1979. He has testified before the United States Congress
and has served as a consultant to a number of human rights and humanitarian organizations
operating in Sudan. Visit www.sudanreeves.org for more on Reeves’ work.