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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 for more on Reeves’ work.

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