The whistleblower of the genocide in Darfur and former Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator of the UN in Sudan, MUKESH KABILA, and the author of a new book entitled Against a Tide of Evil (Pegasus Books), will be speaking at Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound, 7pm, Wednesday, November 20. Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr. Kapila, a veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, is touring the U.S. and will be arriving early afternoon on the 20th. He is available for interviews by phone in advance of his arrival or when he arrives in Tacoma. His book offers a no-holds-barred and deeply personal account of one man driven to extreme action by the unwillingness of those in power to stop mass murder, and his acting alone act alone in the face of global indifference and venality.
Appointed as head of the United Nation’s efforts in Sudan in 2003, Dr. Kapila, a veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, began learning of atrocities in a part of the country few had ever heard of: Darfur. A decade later, the insider who blew the whistle and first brought Darfur to the world’s attention shares his story in Against a Tide of Evil.