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War and Protest in Sudan

Implications for the Region a Year After South Sudan's Independence

July 16, 2012, 1:00pm ET - 2:30pm ET

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About This Event

The one-year anniversary of South Sudan's independence is fast approaching. South Sudan and Sudan have seemingly stepped back from the brink of all-out war, but they have yet to resolve many outstanding issues within the context of the ongoing North-South negotiation process. Meanwhile, conflict is deepening in a number of Sudan's regions, while the pro-democracy movement – led by youth, civil society organizations, and opposition political parties – is protesting Sudan's dictatorship. This violence and unrest poses significant implications for South Sudan and the region at large.

Join us for a discussion that will address these multiple and interconnected challenges and explore ways to build peace and security within and between the two Sudans.

The Enough Project will also debut a short video – shot in South Sudan – highlighting the reflections of South Sudanese and Sudanese on the occasion of South Sudan's first anniversary of independence.

Featured speakers:
Sarah Cleto Rial, Program Director, My Sister's Keeper
Francis Deng, Former U.N. Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide
Omer Ismail, Senior Advisor, Enough Project
John Prendergast, Co-founder, Enough Project

Moderated by:
John C. Bradshaw, Executive Director, Enough Project

Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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