Genocide Expert Back From War Zone

Posted: February 10, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Samuel Totten, a genocide scholar based at the University of Arkansas, is photographed in the town of Kauda in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan during a visit in January 2012. Totten returned to the war-torn region in December to oversee distribution of more than 5 tons of food to residents there.

Relentless dust, intense heat and the constant threat of a bomb falling on him were just some of what one Washington County resident experienced during the holiday season.

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Totten Talks

Samuel Totten will talk about his recent trip to Sudan and his book “Genocide by Attrition: Nuba Mountains, Sudan” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. The event is free.

Source: Staff Report

Sam Totten snapped this photo of Sudanese rebels from the Nuba Mountains region on Jan. 5. He said he was surprised by how willing they were to pose f...

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Totten’s Career

Samuel Totten officially retired from teaching education at the University of Arkansas last year. In the early 1990s, he co-developed the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust. He served as one of 24 members of a U.S. State Department team that traveled to Africa in 2004 to interview refugees of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007 to conduct research in Rwanda while developing a genocide studies program at the National University of Rwanda. He has written or edited several books related to genocide.

Source: University Of Arkansas

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