South Sudan: Current Trends, Regional Impacts and Donor Relations
Matthew LeRiche, Fellow, Managing Humanitarianism, London School of Economics; Author, South Sudan: From Revolution to Independence
Eddie Thomas, Fellow, Rift Valley Institute
Chair: Baroness Caroline Cox, House of Lords
The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan recently signed a deal allowing vital oil exports to resume and providing for a demilitarized zone between the two countries. It is hoped that this agreement will pave the way for progress to be made on issues that have been neglected in South Sudan since tensions increased after independence in July 2011. Building lasting institutions, along with tackling corruption, a worsening humanitarian situation, and inter-communal clashes are all pressing concerns.
Informed by the speakers' extensive experience in the country, this event will assess the dynamics that will shape the country’s immediate future, looking at the role of the international community in this process, and South Sudan as an emerging regional actor.
Attendance is by invitation only.