Workshop: An Exploration of a Forgotten Conflict South Sudan: Past, Present and Visions for the Future
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Jun 6, 2015 8:00am–4:30pm
Organized by: AUC Downtown
Venue: AUC Downtown
Address: 113 Kasr El Aini St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt

The Middle East Studies Center, in cooperation with the Global Studies Consortium kindly invites you to attend its next event:

June 6, May 2015 - 9am - 5.30pm
AUC Tahrir Campus – Cairo
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Exploration Of A “Forgotten Conflict:” South Sudan, Past, Present and Visions for the Future
In conjunction with the annual meeting of the Global Studies Consortium, and in cooperation with the department of Public Policy and Administration and the Middle East Studies Center, the School of Global Affairs will host a one-day workshop focused on the conflict in South Sudan. This workshop is designed as an inter-disciplinary exploration of the contextual, international and constitutional aspects of the on-going conflict through interactive sessions between faculty and invited representatives from or involved with the conflict in South Sudan. The objective is to generate new insights into the conflict through discussion and to raise awareness of the conflict in the scholarly community. Workshop proceedings will be disseminated in the form of a series of working papers or final report.

Short bio on our three guest speakers:

Khalid Medani – Associate Professor
Department of Political Science - McGill University, Montreal
Dr. Medani is a professor of political Science at McGill University who has published extensively on issues related to ethnicity and civil conflict, political economy of economic development, African politics and informal economies. His current book project is focused on the globalization of informal markets and the development of Islamic and ethnic politics in Egypt, Sudan, and Somalia.

Abraham Awolich - Director
SUDD Institute – Juba, South Sudan
Abraham Awolich is the co-founder of the Sudd Institute and currently serves as a senior policy analyst as well as the administrator of the Institute. Previous to joining the Sudd Institute, Awolich was a Deputy Director in the Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Department of Policy Research and Planning in the Government of South Sudan. Awolich co-founded Sudan Development Foundation that provides both educational and health services in South Sudan. Awolich has a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and a Minor in Business Administration and he holds a Masters of Public Administration from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in New York. His research has focused mainly on public policy, governance and accountability and the internal workings of political parties. 

Gabriel Abraham - Consultant – Governance
Gabriel Abraham has more than 20 years of experience in building ministries’ capacity at the central, regional, and local levels, including municipal and provincial services. He has served as Project Director on a number of complex institutional development, governance and capacity-building programs in more than 17 countries, most recently on two projects on governance and institutional capacity building in South Sudan. Mr. Abraham currently serves as a project director on an economic development project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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