The United Nations has reported that over 100,000 people have been displaced due to violence and political instability in Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen in the days and weeks ahead. The conflict has been escalating in recent weeks, with clashes leading to an increase in violence and displacement. The UN has called on all parties involved to respect the rights of civilians and to avoid targeting civilian areas.
The situation has been fueled by a range of factors, including ethnic tensions, economic inequality, and political instability. This webinar will examine how Sudan reached this point and what it means for Sudan, its neighbors, and the international community.
Cameron Hudson, Senior Associate, Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Cameron Hudson is an analyst and consultant on African peace, security, and governance issues. He was previously a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, where his research focused on the democratic transitions and conflict in the Horn of Africa. Previously, Cameron served as the executive director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Cameron also served as the chief of staff to successive presidential special envoys for Sudan during the period of South Sudan’s separation from Sudan and the Darfur genocide. He served during the Bush administration as the director for African affairs on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. He started his government career as an intelligence analyst in the Africa Directorate at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has also worked in democracy and governance with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the International Organization on Migration. His commentary on Africa issues has been featured by, among other outlets, the BBC, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and National Public Radio. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Dr. Linda Bishai, Researcher, Africa Team, Institute for Defense Analyses
Dr. Linda Bishai monitors international security issues including African security cooperation; women, peace and security; and security sector development at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She has 20 years of experience teaching, training, and writing on international law, peace and security, and preventing/countering violent extremism. In her previous positions at the American Bar Association and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), Dr. Bishai designed and delivered workshops on teaching human rights in Iraq and Sudan, preventing violent extremism in Nigeria and Kenya, election violence prevention and security dialogues in Sudan. As Director of North Africa programs at USIP, she facilitated dialogues on just and sustainable security sector responses to violent extremism and border security with security officials and civil society actors from the Sahel and the Maghreb. Dr. Bishai holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Jerrold D. Green, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy
Dr. Jerrold D. Green is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles. He is concurrently a Research Professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Green was previously a Partner at Best Associates in Dallas, Texas, a privately held merchant banking firm with global operations. He also occupied a number of senior management positions at the RAND Corporation where he served as the Director of International Programs and Development and was awarded the RAND Medal for Excellence.