*Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is a nonprofit founded by former Representative Lee Hamilton and Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on national security and foreign policy issues. This event has been independently produced by participants in PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program. The views expressed at this event are those of the speakers and do not reflect the policies or positions of PSA.
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The Two Sudans:
Updates on the status of negotiations and the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Blue Nile and southern Kordofan states
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A panel discussion with renowned experts on Sudan:
Jon Temin is the director of USIP's Sudan and South Sudan program, overseeing the Institute’s efforts to help end Sudan and South Sudan’s multiple conflicts and prevent new violence. He travels to Sudan and South Sudan frequently to assess developments and meet with government officials, civil society leaders and diplomats. Mr. Temin’s commentary on Sudan and South Sudan issues has been featured by, among other outlets, the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, Voice of America and National Public Radio. He has also testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sudan and South Sudan.
Lauren Ploch is a Specialist in African Affairs with the Congressional Research Service (CRS), where she provides nonpartisan analysis on African political, military and diplomatic affairs, and on U.S. policy in the region, to Members of Congress, congressional committees, and congressional staff. She has written extensively on security issues and U.S. military engagement on the continent. She speaks regularly at academic institutions and international policy forums in the United States and abroad and has testified before Congress on U.S. security interests and military efforts in Africa.
Jennifer Christian is currently a Policy Analyst at the Enough Project focusing on Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to joining the enough, she was Deputy Chief of Party in Juba, South Sudan for the Public International Law and Policy Group, or PILPG. While at PILPG, Jennifer served as a legal advisor to the government of Southern Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, or SPLM, on issues related to the post-secession negotiations between north and South Sudan, the transitional constitutional process, the Southern Sudan referendum, the north-south border, the three areas, and the Abyei arbitration.
Three participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program will host a panel of experts on issues affecting Sudan and South Sudan, as well as how they apply to U.S. interests.
Hot topics include negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan, the humanitarian crisis in the Southern Kordofan( Nuba Mountains)and Blue Nile states, Darfur, instability and corruption in the newly formed State of South Sudan, ethnic conflicts and refugees problem throughout the region.