Blessed are the Peacemakers: Senator Danforth as Special Envoy to the Sudan Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

As an ordained Episcopal priest the senator backed by the president, brought a new strategy to the ending of the decade. Danforth strategically moved to align disjointed peace pains in the US, Europe, and Africa around one proposal headed by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and sought to engage the spiritual Muslim and Christian religious leaders in solving the differences between the North and the South. Unlike previous envoys, Danforth proposed standards and particular evaluations to determine if peace between both parties was even achievable.

He further insisted on actions to quantify progress and as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, he pulled the entire Security Council to Africa to push the peace process forward. Danforth's doctrine was to listen to both sides and not to condemn the atrocities perpetrated by both parties, but to bring peace. This case allows pupils to compare and contrast and to contemplate Danforth's tactical method of finding peace it with efforts at peace in the Darfur conflict. It can be used in classes on faith and politics, civil wars, ethnic conflict, dialogues, national security, direction, Africa policy, public policy, and international relations. HKS Case Number 1905.0

PUBLICATION DATE: October 14, 2009 PRODUCT #: HKS106-PDF-ENG

This is just an excerpt. This case is about STRATEGY & EXECUTION

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