Tag Archives: Marco Werman

The Fear by Peter Godwin

Marco Werman interviewed Peter Godwin about his new book The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe today.  It’s a riveting conversation about a riveting book. I’ll put the longer unedited version on the history podcast as soon as I get a chance.

Here’s that long version I promised.

Libya: The Italian Occupation

Marco Werman interviews historian Ronald Bruce St John about the Italian colonial encounter with Libya on this week’s episode of How We Got Here.

Fighting for Darfur by Rebecca Hamilton

The new book Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide is a wonderfully clear, thoughtful history of the Darfur advocacy movement and its effect on policy.  Rebecca Hamilton stopped by The World‘s studios last Friday and spoke with Marco Werman. The shorter radio interview is here, and the longer version that ran on the history podcast is here.

Human Rights Anniversary

Listen to Eleanor Roosevelt on the occasion of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago:



And Marco Werman discusses religion and human rights with The World’s religion editor Jane Little:


France and Rwanda

Yet another investigation into France’s role in the Rwandan genocide.

Marco Werman gets Philip Gourevitch’s take on the report released today by the Rwandan government.


Today’s offering is a look at U.S. policy in Somalia following a U.S. airstrike that killed a leader of the Shabaab (and others).  My story is best heard after Marco Werman’s interview of the BBC’s Adam Mynott.

Here are a few Somalia links too:

BBC Somalia Crisis page

Refugees International Report 

Human Rights Watch on Somalia

International Crisis Group on Somalia 

U.S. State Department on Somalia