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Warburg Panel Discussion on South Sudan

Warburg Panel Discussion on South Sudan

Date: February 11, 2014

[Photo: Haley Costen for the Simmons Voice]

The panelists assembled in Kotzen (pictured from left): Amb. William M. Bellamy; Omer Ismail, Senior Policy Advisor of the Enough Project and a Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School; Dan Connell, Simmons Senior Lecturer; Jason Matus, South Sudan Coordinator of AECOM. Among the questions asked and topics discussed: What went wrong and what were some of the contributing factors? Was South Sudan ready for independence? Is the latest ceasefire holding? Is the mediation on the part of the community working? What is the role of outsiders and civil society in South Sudan? How can we fix this? President Drinan and nearly 50 students, faculty, staff, members of the community and interested scholars attended.

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Read a detailed summary prepared by undergraduate students Cecilia Elhaddad and Christine Gronberg along with additional bio info on the panelists: South Sudan Panel Summary

Listen to audio of the full panel discussion and Q&A on SoundCloud.

Warburg lecture & panel audio are also available on the Simmons College iTunesU page. After launching iTunesU, select 'Public Access' to open the Simmons page in the iTunes app,.