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Conference on Sudan's Post -Referendum Challenges, Fordham University, Saturday, April 9, 2011, New York City
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Conference on Sudan’s Post-Referendum Challenges

April 9, 2011


McNally Amphitheatre

Fordham Law School, Fordham University

140 West 62nd St.

New York, NY 10023

The Department of African and African American Studies will convene a one – day conference on Sudan’s Post-Referendum Challenges and the future of its two regions scheduled for April 9, 2011 at Fordham University, the Lincoln Center campus.

The conference will focus on how the two regions of Sudan can best address the post-referendum challenges to avoid the renewal of conflicts and return to civil war after the referendum. The conference will present a fresh vision and explore policy options for peaceful coexistence between the two states. The goal of the conference is to focus on three outstanding post-referendum challenges: the disputed border between the north and the south, the issue of wealth sharing, and the question of citizenship. Outstanding academics and policy makers who specialize on Sudan and who are actively involved in the peace process will debate possible ways of addressing these challenges.

The conference is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Cinthya Balon by April 1 at [email protected]  or 212-636-6360. If you have any questions on the program, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Amir Idris at [email protected] or 212-636-6180.


9:00 – 9:20am    Breakfast

9:20 – 9:30am   Welcoming and Opening Remarks

9:30–10:44am Keynote Address: Suliman Baldo, Director of Africa Program, Center for Transitional Justice, New York City  

10:45 – 11:00    Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15    Panel (1) Perspectives on Post-Referendum Challenges

                    Amir Idris, Fordham University, Chair and Discussant

                         Daffa – Alla Elhag Ali Osman, Ambassador of Sudan at the United Nation

                        Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Representative of Government of Southern Sudan in the United States

12:15 – 1:15    Lunch

1:15 – 2:30    Panel (2) The Future Challenges of Two Sudans and the Way Forward

                   Ali Dinar, University of Pennsylvania, Chair and Discussant

                        Laura Beny, Professor of Law, University of Michigan

                        Laura Jones, Policy analyst, Enough Project

2:30 – 2:35    Concluding Remarks

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