Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Sudan: On the Path to Peace or Crisis?"

I'm moderating a panel on April 13 titled "Sudan: On the Path to Peace or Crisis?" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panelists are: John Prendergast, co-founder, The Enough Project; J. Peter Pham, senior fellow and Africa project director, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and vice president, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA); and Ambassador Herman J. Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for African affairs. I will post more information on the location when it is available. Here's the panel description:
Despite some signs of progress in Sudan, other indications suggest a growing potential for conflict surrounding the elections scheduled for early April. Census and registration issues have not been resolved, raising serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election results. Moreover, for many South Sudanese, this round of voting is but a prelude to the January 2011 referendum, when they will vote on independence. Meanwhile, recent agreements notwithstanding, violence continues in Darfur. In the U.S., the Obama Administration’s Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration faces bipartisan criticism for his approach to the Khartoum government headed by Umar al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The event is co-sponsored by The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa and The Foreign Policy Initiative. UPDATE: 3/15 Sudan on the Path to Peace or Crisis Invitation

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