Sudan Studies Conference

Friday, May 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fromm Hall Complex - Venue
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Bartlett, Anne Louise

33rd Annual Sudan Studies Association Conference
Sudan and South Sudan: Boundaries, Borders and the Challenges of Nationhood

Two years years after independence and eight years after signing a Comprehensive Peace Agreement, South Sudan has plunged back into war with devastating consequences for the civilian population. What started as a fight between major power brokers in the Government of South Sudan has increasingly been transformed into inter-ethnic fighting on the ground leading to massive movements of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees to neighboring Uganda and Kenya. It has also resulted in many thousands of casualties. The 33rd Sudan Studies Association meetings will be held at USF, May 23rd to 25th, bringing academics, policy makers, politicians together with the goal of addressing these issues. If you are interested in what is happening in Sudan and South Sudan, more details of the program can be found here:

All members of the campus community welcome!

Preliminary Schedule: May 23, 2014, Fromm Hall

09:00am – 10:30am     Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30am – 11:00am     Tea/Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:30pm     Panels
Panel One: South Sudan Today, Xavier Auditorium
Panel Two:  Rebellions, Refugees and Reconciliation: The Prospects for Peace and Durable Solutions to Displacement in the Sudan(s), Berman Room
Panel Three: Sufism and Resistance in Sudan, Maraschi Room

12:30pm – 01:30pm     Lunch Break

01:30pm – 02:30pm     Art Opening, “Ghost Signs of the Unknown Survivors/Victims” The Crow, Commons Court

02:30pm – 04:00pm     Panels
Panel One: Prelude to a Memoir, Reflections on Four Decades of Research in the Sudans, Xavier Auditorium
Panel Two: South Sudan: Trajectories of Integration and Disintegration, Berman Room
Panel Three: Peacemaking and Restorative Justice in Sudan and South Sudan, Maraschi Room

04:00pm – 04:30pm     Tea/Coffee Break

04:30pm – 06:00pm     Panels
Panel One:  Sudan Rising, Xavier Auditorium
Panel Two:  Blue Nile: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the Current Crisis, Berman Room,
Panel Three: South Sudan: Economy, Community and Imaginaries of the Nation, Maraschi Room

06:30pm – 09:30pm     Reception, Monihan Atrium, Gleeson Library

For more information, please contact Dr. Anne Bartlett, Sociology at


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