Events Archive: 2013-2017

Dialogues in the Two Sudans

Speakers: Mr Angelo Beda (Member of Parliament and Co-Chairman of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, Republic of South Sudan) on National Dialogue as the Last Resort Following a Political Deadlock in South Sudan; Dr Nhial Deng Nhial (Member of Parliament, Senior Presidential Advisor and Special Envoy, Republic of South Sudan) on The Challenges of Managing the Sudan-South Sudan Relationship; Sayyid Faisal Muhammed Salih (Journalist, Republic of Sudan) on The National Dialogue in Sudan: A Dream That Did Not Come True.

Conference

2nd September 2017

Women Writers of the Two Sudans

Speakers: Ms Najlaa Osman (Writer, Republic of Sudan) on Mapping the Void: Why Sudanese Women Authors Need Tradition; Ms Najat Idris (Short Story Writer and Journalist, Republic of Sudan) on Sudanese Feminine Story Writers; Ms Amal Osman (Writer, Republic of Sudan) on The Mother and the Motherhood in Sudanese Women’s Literature; Ms Sara Hamza Aljack (Novelist and Story Writer, Republic of Sudan) on The Image of Women in Sudanese Novels; Ms Stella Gaitano (Novelist and Writer, Republic of South Sudan) on Writers of Suffering and Hope; Dr Marcelina Morgan (Writer of Folktales and Co-Founder and Member of Health Association of South Sudan, Republic of South Sudan) on South Sudan Folktales ‘In our Times’ and Dr Tamador El-Hasan (Psychiatrist, Republic of Sudan) on Psychiatry Between Myth and Reality: A Literary Perspective.

Conference

10th June 2017

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Speakers from left to right: Tamador El-Hasan, Najlaa Osman, Najat Idris, Sara Hamza Aljack, Stella Gaitano, Amal Osman and (not photographed) Marcelina Morgan

Photography courtesy of Taghred Elsanhouri

Borders of the Two Sudans

Speakers: Mr Bona Malwal (Co-Founder of the Sudanese Programme) on The Borders of North and South Sudan and the Maintenance of Peace between the Two; Professor Munzoul Assal (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan) on Borders and Boundaries: Possibilities and Challenges along Sudan and South Sudan Borders; Professor Bukhari Al-Ja’ali (Professor of International Law, Al-Nilein University, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan) on The Simmering Boundary Dispute between Sudan and Egypt; Dr Richard King (Chief Executive, Concordis International, International Dispute Resolution Centre, London) on Peacebuilding among Sudan/South Sudan Border Communities: Developments in Abyei and Mr Wek Mamer Kuol (M.P., National Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chairman of the Joint Border Commission, Republic of South Sudan) on Integrated Border Management Strategy; The Case of South Sudan and Sudan.

Conference

18th February 2017

Arbitration for Identity and Social Justice

Conference

14th–15th January 2017, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan

[In collaboration with the National Centre for Arbitration]

Speakers: Dr Yasin Omer Yusuf (Nilein University, Khartoum) on Arbitration and National Sovereignty; Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (The Sudanese Programme and Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford University) on Arbitration and National Identity and Advocate Saif Al-Yazal Khalifa (National Centre for Arbitration) on Arbitration and Social Justice

Art and Society in the Two Sudans

Conference

Saturday 10th November 2016

Speakers: Ustaz Ibrahim Elsalahi (Doyen of Sudanese Artists, Republic of Sudan) on Reflections on My Experience in Arts. Accompanied by Slides; Ustaz Ahmed Sid Ahmed El-Hasan (Painter and Educationalist, Republic of Sudan) on My Experience as an Artist. Accompanied by slides; Mr Chris Milner (Transformedia Culture) on Arts and Dialogue in South Sudan; Mrs Lina Haggar and Ms Tarneem Saeed (Promoters of Sudanese Arts, Republic of Sudan) on My Story with Sudanese Artists; Co-Author of ‘Contemporary Artists of the Sudan: Arts in the Times of Diversity’; Ms Julian Abul Oyay (Artist/Activist and Founding Member of Anataban Campaign, Juba, Republic of South Sudan) on Activism in South Sudan: The Power of Art in Raising the Voices of Youth; Ms Anyieth D’Awol (Founder of Roots Project, Juba, Republic of South Sudan) on Building Resilience: Using Art to Economically, Socially and Culturally Empower Communities. Accompanied by slides and Samples of Beed Work of the Roots Project; Mr Emmanuel Kembe (Musician/Artist and Founder and Chairman of Kembe Music International, Republic of South Sudan) on Creative Arts Advocacy for Peace and Development.

The Future of Higher Education in the Two Sudans

Conference

Saturday 4th June 2016

[In Collaboration with the Centre for Comparative and International Education, Department of Education, Oxford University]

Speakers: Professor Gasim Badri (Vice-Chancellor, Ahfad University, Omdurman) on Higher Education in Sudan: Its Problems and How to Address Them; Dr Muhammed Jalal Hashim (Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum) on Writing Standard in M.A. and Ph.D., Theses in Sudanese Universities: Case Studies from Khartoum University, Sudan University for Science and Technology and Al-Nilein University; Professor David Johnson (Centre for Comparative and International Education, Department of Education, Oxford University) on Is the Educational Curriculum Successful in Preparing Sudanese Students for Social and Economic Futures; Mr Ian Legget (Executive Director, Windle Trust International, Oxford) on The Role of Higher Education in Contributing to Equity and Sustainability in the Republic of South Sudan; Dr Laura Mann (Assistant Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London) on Higher Education and Market Logic: A Story of Self-regulating Trouble; Professor Pauline Riak (Professor of Sociology, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Juba University, and Executive Director of the Sudd Institute, Republic of South Sudan) on Building Higher Education in South Sudan: Experiences of the University of Juba; and Professor Marial Yol (Dean, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, Juba University, Republic of South Sudan) on Financing of Higher Education in South Sudan: Financing the Future.

The Effects of the Conflict in the Nuba Mountains

Conference

13th February 2016

Speakers: Ms Raga Gibreel (Sudanese Activist from the Nuba Mountain and Founder of Green Kordofan) on Women and Girls at Conflict Zone in the Nuba Mountains: Resilience and Solidarity; Ms Nagwa Shagga (Nuba Mountain Activist) on The lack of Primary Health Care Services in the Nuba Mountains and Its Impact on Women and Children; Mr Zaki Samwiil Jangul (Chairman, Nuba Mountain Solidarity Abroad for UK and Ireland, Former Regional Director for Samaritan’s Purse and Project Worker, the Refugee Council in Leeds) on Women in Conflict in the Nuba Mountains and the Humanitarian Situation; Ustaz Gaafar Ali (Development Economist and a Community Activist) on Historical Trends on Nuba Studies and Sayyid Elrayah Hammad Kakki (CEO Nuba Mountain Peoples Foundation and Promoter of Human Rights of the Indigenous and Minority People of South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains) on Resolving the Conflict in the Nuba Mountains – The Feasible Way Forward.

Nubian Living Heritage: Past, Present and Future

Conference

28th/29th December 2015

[In collaboration with Erasmus University, the Netherlands, SOAS (University of London); NCAM, Republic of Sudan and Al Faisal Cultural Centre, Khartoum]

Speakers: Professor  Willeke Wendrich (UCLA), Ethnoarchaeology as Community Project; Ms Tomomi Fushiya (Leiden University), What Do You Know About the Archaeological Site? Social Value and Archaeology in Ernetta, Abri and Amara West; Ms Rebecca Bradshaw (Ph.D candidate, SOAS, London University), The Social and Economic Impact of Archaeology in Sudan: Some Thoughts and Ideas; Professor dr. Intisar Elzein Soghayroun (Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum), Oral History and Archaeology at Alkhandaq Town; Dr Mohammed Jalal Hashim (Comboni University College), Medieval Sai Island: Oral History on Transitional Kingdoms from ‘Asi Muusa to the Kushshaaf; Dr Karin Willemse (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; British Museum and Royal Anthropological Institute), Reflections on Nubian Heritage in oral narratives: diversity of perspectives on the past in contemporary Abri Town; Professor Herman Bell (Exeter University), Cultural and natural Sites of Outstanding Importance. The heritage of Nubia for the World; Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (St Antony’s College, Oxford University), Identity in a Plural Society; The Case of the Nubians; Mrs Amany Mubarak (Ph.D. candidate, University of Geneva), Nubian Songs as a means to discover the past of a changing Nubian Society; Professor dr. Ali Osman Mohammed Salih (Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum), Nubian Heritage and Personal Memories: Oral History of a half a Century of Archaeological Research; Dr Yahia Fadl Tahir (Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum), Scarred Surfaces, Spatial Correlation of Archaeological Sites and Present Day Community’s Rituals: The Case of Sudan and Western and Eastern Africa; Ms Sana Mohamed Ahmed El Batal (Ph.D. candidate, University of Khartoum), Agriculture in the Life of Nubians: Past and Present; Ustaz Hamad Mohamed (Ph.D. candidate, El Nileen University), Some Cultural and Economic Aspects of Cowrie Shells in Nubia; Dr Hans Bernard (UCLA), Moving in and out of the Desert; Dr Shadia Abdu Rabo (Sudan National Museum), The Establishment of the Wadi Halfa Museum: Preserving or Enacting Nubian Heritage?; Dr Shams Eldin Younis (SUST), Drama as a Means to Understand Archaeological Spaces; the Ritual of Kingmaking; Dr Mieke Kolk (University of Amsterdam), Memories from Home: Oral History and the Performance of the Nubian Diaspora ‘abroad’ and Ms Mahdia Mohammad Hassan (Drama Teacher, Youth Palace), Performance: Digging Up Stories from My Childhood in Halfa.

The Effects of the Conflict in Darfur on Women

Conference

Saturday 7th November 2015

Speakers: Dr Marwa Gibril (Medical Doctor, Darfurian Activist, Voice of Darfur Women and Human Rights campaigner) on Darfur Women and the War; Dr Mariam Salih Suliman (Voice of Darfur Women and Darfurian Activist) on Women and Justice; Professor Gunnar Halaand (Professor Emeritus, University of Bergen, Norway) on Fur Women as Independent Agents and as Symbols of Social Solidarity; Reflections of a male Anthropologist’s Field Observations in the 1960s; Ms Maddy Crowther (Head of Communications, Research and Asylum at Human Rights NGO Waging Peace) on The Ongoing Issue of Rape and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Darfur; Ms Asia Lessan (Darfurian Activists) on The Conflict in Darfur and Its Economic Effects on Women and Children and Dr Samer Abdelnour (Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands) on Narratives of Violence and Humanitarian Technology in Darfur and Beyond.

Tamazuj: Fundamental Relationships between the Two Sudans

Conference

30th May 2015

Speakers: Mr Elhag Paul (Commentator on South Sudanese Websites and a Critic of the SPLA) on Will the Tamazuj Zone Promote Peace between the Two Sudans?; Dr John Goodman (Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Programme, the Carter Centre, Atlanta, USA) on Change and Continuity in the Westernmost Tamazuj; Dame Dr Rosalind Marsden (Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House, and former Ambassador to Sudan and EU Envoy to the Two Sudans) on Tamazuj: what can realistically be achieved?; Ambassador Nureldin Satti (Writer, Literary Critic, Sudan Working Group, Widrow Wilson Centre) and former Diplomat, Republic of Sudan) on The Key of Mercy: Attempts at Integrated Development in the Tamazuj Area and Mr Benjamin Taban Avelino (Educationalist and Science lecturer) on North–South Relationships

Darfur at the Cross Road

Conference

21st February 2015

Speakers: Dr Mohamed El-Nour Adam (Independent Researcher) on Some Aspects of Environmental Problem in Darfur, Western Sudan; Ustaz Mohamed Basheer Abdalla (Representative of Sudan Liberation Movement, Minni Minnawi) on Piecemeal Deals and Weak Peacekeeping Forces Are Obstacles to Sustainable Peace in Darfur; Dr El-Tahir El-Faki (Deputy of the Executive Council, Justice and Equality Movement) on Justice and Equality Movement: Religion and State in a Future Sudan; Sayyid Yahia El-Beshir (Chairperson, Sudan National Liberation Movement) on Darfur at the Cross Road between Sudan and the United Nations; Ms Michelle Green (Comma Press, Manchester) on Jebel Marra: A Short Reading and Dr Abdullahi El-Tom (Senior Member of the Executive Board of Justice and Equality Movement, Academic and Sudanese Activist) on Darfur and the Conundrum of the Arab Identity of Sudan.

Exploring Solutions to the Current Conflict in South Sudan: 
Citizens’ Perspectives

Conference

8th November 2014

Speakers: Mrs Alma Ettore (South Sudan Women in North of England and Founder of Shadeaid) on The Rights of Minorities and Vulnerable Groups; Mr Victor Joseph (Chair of the Ma’di Heritage and Technical Committee and Consultant in Public Health) on Internal Displaced People and Land Issues; Mr Paul Phiri (Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University) on Critique of the Ongoing peace process and IGAD Mediation; Mr Martin Ochaya (Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University) on Post CPA Constitution Making Process and Search for System of Governance in South Sudan and Dr Pamela Lomoro (Independent Researcher) on Ethics and Transparency in Oil Contract and Accountability in the Republic of South Sudan.

Agricultural Development, Business Enterprise, Oil, Finance and Economic Development in the Two Sudans

Conference

7th June 2014

Speakers: Dr Laura James (Political and Economic Analyst, MENA, UK) on Oil and the Economies in the Republic of Sudan and Republic of South Sudan; Ms Abda El-Mahdi (Managing Director, Unicons Consultancy Ltd. And Former State Minister, Ministry of Finance and National Economy) on Economic Challenges Facing Sudan and Cooperation with South Sudan; Dr Andrea Iff (Swisspeace, head of Business and Peace, Switzerland) on Positive and Negative Impact of Foreign Private Sector Activities on Peacebuilding in the Republic of South Sudan; Mr Anis Haggar (Chairman, Board of Directors, Haggar Holding Co. Ltd. and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Haggar Foundation) on Private Business in the Two Sudans; Dr Jill Shankleman (JSL Consulting Ltd.) on Prospects for the Oil Industry in the Two Sudan; Ms Golda Abbe (Nile Petroleum Republic of South Sudan) on Managing Oil Rents and South Sudan; Mr Peter Justin (African Studies Centre, University of Leiden) and Willemijn Verkoren (Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) on Historical Dimensions of State-Building: the Development of Hybridity in the Republic of South Sudan and Dr Mamoun I. Dawelbeit Hamed (Director, CTC Agrochemical and Former Minister of Agriculture, Gadarif State) on Towards Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Two Sudans: Technology Transfer and Adoption.

European Perspective on the Two Sudans, Humanitarian Engagement in Darfur and the Recent conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

Workshop

5th February 2014

Speakers: Dame Dr Rosalind Marsden (Chatham House) on A European Perspective on Sudan and South Sudan; Ms Wendy Fenton (Humanitarian Practice Network Coordinator at the Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute) on ‘Other Side’: Humanitarian Engagement with Armed non-state Actors in Darfur, Republic of Sudan 2003–2012; Ms Paula Christina Roque (Political Analyst, University of Oxford) on Resisting Transformation: How the SPLM’s Recent Crisis Developed into Armed Conflict and Dr John Mairi (University of Juba) on South Sudan: Was it Plunged by a Putsch or a Purge into the Dark Abyss Brink?

Political issues relating to the Republic of Sudan, 
the CPA and Mauritania and Sudan

Workshop

20th November 2013

Speakers: Dr Harry Verhoeven (Convener of the Oxford University China-Africa Network, Oxford University) on From Militarised Islamism to Economic Salvation and the CPA: why the Al-Ingaz leadership gambled for peace and investment – and lost; Ustaz Al-Harith Idris Al-Harith (Lawyer, former Diplomat, Writer and Broadcast Journalist) on Towards a New Normativity of Conscientious Pax Sudanica: The CPA and Darfur Peace Agreement; Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (The Sudanese Programme) on Does the Plurality of the Two Sudans Constitute an Obstacle to Democratic Governance? and Mr Pieter Tesch (Media Counsellor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania) on Sudan and Mauritania: The Sahara and Sahel as a Shared Arab and African Space.

The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans

Conference

June 2013

[In collaboration with Christian Solidarity International]

R. Hon. Baron Rowan Williams, The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the Two Sudans Conference, 2013

On the right: The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Baron Rowan Williams

Speakers: Dr John Eibner (Christian Solidarity International) on Introductory Remarks; The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Baron Rowan Williams (Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge University and Former Archbishop of Canterbury) on The Church and Human Rights; H.E. Amine Gemayel (Former President of Lebanon) on Arab Christians and the Crisis of Pluralism in the Middle East; Mr Sydney Assor (Head of the Moroccan Community in Britain) on The Jewish Communities in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia; Dr Nazila Ghanea (lecturer in International Human Rights Law, Oxford University) on Minority Rights Protections under International Human Rights Law; Mr Nabil Adib Abdullah (Advocate and Human Rights Lawyer, Khartoum) Sudan; Mrs Pascale Warda (Former Minister of Migration and Displacement, Iraq) on The Situation of the Christian Communities in Iraq; Dr Mariz Tadros (Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University) on From Revolt to Sectarian Rupture: the Challenges of Building on Inclusive Society in Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Syria; Dr Kishan Manocha (Director, Office of Public Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom) on Religion, Social Change and Responding to Persecution – the Case of the Baha’i Community in Iran and a paper sent by Sayyid Musa Almak Kur Papiti (Secretary of External Relations and Education in South Sudan Islamic Council, Republic of South Sudan) on South Sudan Muslims: Realities and Prospects.

International Aid and the Two Sudan

Workshop

February 2013

 [In collaboration with the Oxford Network for Peace Studies, Ox-Peace]

Speakers: Dr James Morton (Consultant and Author) on Managing Post-conflict Aid; Ms Wendy Fenton (Overseas Development Institute) on International Engagement in Fragile States; Mr Peter Dixon (Chief Executive, Concordis International) on International Support of Peacebuilding in the Two Sudans; Ms Hagar Taha (Post Graduate Student, SOAS, London University) on Providing Aid or Complicating Conflict and Mr Brendan Bromwich (UN Environment Programme, Sudan) on Environmental Governance as Part of Local Peacebuilding. The workshop was chaired by Dr Richard Barltrop.

International Aid and the Two Sudans

Workshop

February 2013

 [In collaboration with the Oxford Network for Peace Studies, Ox-Peace]

Speakers: Dr James Morton (Consultant and Author) on Managing Post-conflict Aid; Ms Wendy Fenton (Overseas Development Institute) on International Engagement in Fragile States; Mr Peter Dixon (Chief Executive, Concordis International) on International Support of Peacebuilding in the Two Sudans; Ms Hagar Taha (Post Graduate Student, SOAS, London University) on Providing Aid or Complicating Conflict and Mr Brendan Bromwich (UN Environment Programme, Sudan) on Environmental Governance as Part of Local Peacebuilding. The workshop was chaired by Dr Richard Barltrop.

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