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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Making Sense of Sudan’s Recent Major Political Change
November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST$15 – $35
Featuring Dr. John Goodman, Associate Director for Africa of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center
Sudan sits at the crossroads of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. For most of the country’s independent history it has been beset by conflict. Under the terms of a peace agreement in 2005, the mostly non-Muslim and black African south split from the Muslim and Arab-dominated north, forming the Republic of South Sudan in 2011. The secession of South Sudan induced multiple economic shocks. The resulting consumer price inflation and economic decline triggered violent protests in September 2013 that flared up again in December 2018. These popular uprisings resulted in the ousting of longstanding President Omar al-Bashir by the military in April, and the formation of a new government under Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as part of a three-year power-sharing agreement between the military, civilian representatives and protest groups.
What is the prospect of success of the current power-sharing agreement and the outlook for civilian rule in a country and region beset by authoritarianism, military crackdowns and civil war? What are the obstacles facing the realization of the democratic aspirations of the young women and men who helped bring about these recent changes? What is the role of and constraints faced by the international community in this process?
Join our panel of experts who will help answer these questions and clarify the latest developments within a broader historical context:
Dr. John Goodman, Associate Director for Africa of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, an organization founded by former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, to help prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health
Professor Tag Elkhazin, Adjunct Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University
Professor Stephen Baranyi, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa
Professor Logan Cochrane (moderator), Assistant Professor, Carleton University, and an Adjunct Professor, Hawassa University, Ethiopia (Institute of Policy and Development Research)
5:00 pm: Registration, networking reception, cash bar
6:00 pm: Presentation, discussion
TICKETS AND REGISTRATION:
For a list of ticket prices and to register: https://cicncbnov192019.eventbrite.ca
The deadline for registration and cancellation is Monday, November 18 at noon.