This Year in Sudan and South Sudan: CSIS Briefing with Jok Madut Jok and John Ryle
Sudan and newly-independent South Sudan have featured in many news stories over the last several years; a headline in today’s Washington Post, for example, reads “South Sudan: Sudan bombed 2 oil wells in South Sudan, is massing troops near disputed border.” Elections and the formation of a new state, the on-going saga of Sudan’s leaders and the International Criminal Court, and most recently the threat of more conflict have ensured attention from the international community and the US foreign policy and national security teams.
On March 9, Friday, 9-10:30 am, CSIS will host at its Washington DC offices a panel discussion on current events in Sudan and South Sudan by two of the leading academic and NGO experts: Loyola University (Los Angeles) anthropology professor Jok Madut Jok, who is also Undersecretary, Ministry of Culture and Heritage of his homeland, South Sudan; and John Ryle, executive director of the Rift Valley Institute, the leading NGO offering policy and academic expertise on the region, and professor of anthropology and human rights practice at Bard University. The event will be moderated by Richard Downie, Deputy Director of the CSIS Africa Program. RSVP information below the fold.
Friday, March 9, 2012, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
B1 Conference Center, CSIS
1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
(John Ryle and Jok Madut Jok are co-editors, with Justin Willis and Suliman Baldo, of The Sudan Handbook, a collection of specially commissioned essays covering Sudan and South Sudan. They will discuss issues and trends facing the two countries in the coming year, offering insights into the obstacles and opportunities they will face.)
Free to public but registration required. Please RSVP to Katie Havranek at africa [at] csis [dot] org.
(Full disclosure – Kenneth Anderson is board chair of Rift Valley USA and a senior fellow of RVI.)