Deconstructing the Current Political Crisis in Sudan

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Deconstructing the Current Political Crisis in Sudan

Time: April 25, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: NYU Kimmel Center
Street: 60 Washington Square South
City/Town: New York, NY
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Phone: 516-853-8088
Event Type: panel, event, discussion
Organized By: UN Initiative
Latest Activity: Apr 22

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In the course of 48 hours between April 11, 2019 — April 12, 2019, revolutionaries in Sudan peacefully toppled two military dictatorships. After facing over thirty years of Omar al-Bashir’s tyrannical dictatorship, protestors—70% of which were women—organized over the course of the past four months to overthrow al-Bashir’s regime. A day later, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, a Sudanese Army lieutenant general and a key participant in Bashir’s campaign of ethnic cleaning against Darfur’s non-Arabs, became the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council. He was ousted a day later.

Join the UN Initiative in welcoming a panel of Sudanese political experts, UN officials, journalists, academics, activists, and artists for a conversation focused on deconstructing the ongoing Sudanese Revolution. The panel will seek to historicize the uprising, explore sustainable political and economic goals for the country, and discuss the future of a post-Bashir Sudan. How will Sudan’s turbulent history of ethnic cleansing, racism, and systemic violence inform its future? What role does the international community have in supporting the Sudanese people? What will this mean for the future of the region?


-Khalid Al Baih, Romanian born Sudanese political cartoonist based in Doha, Qatar (skype-in).

-Omar Aboud, Head of Office, Beni, DRC. United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, MONUSCO (skype-in). -

Susan Stigant, Director of Africa Programs. United States Institute of Peace (in-person panelist).

-Nisrin ElAmin PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. (in-person panelist). -Bayan Abubakr, Current Senior at NYU and incoming PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Yale University. (in-person panelist).

-Bayan AbuBakr, Current Senior at NYU pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in History, and incoming PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Yale University. (in-person panelist).

-Isma'il Kushkush, Renowned Pulitzer-Prize winning Journalist specializing in East Africa and Sudan (in-person panelist).

-Omar Fahmy, Current Senior at NYU pand Director of the UN Initiative.

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