South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 as a result of a peace process that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war. Oil is a significant player in the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan. Even if the peace agreement addressed the distribution of South Sudan’s oil wealth between the two countries, tension is still high and questions relating to exporting oil remain. Lack of transparency, mistrust and border disputes describe the relationship between the two neighbors. South Sudan’s unstable internal situation has been spotted by violence and humanitarian issues making the situation more volatile.
Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman became the United States Special Envoy for Sudan in March 2011. Immediately preceding his tenure as Special Envoy, he served as U.S. Senior Advisor on North-South Negotiations, where he led the U.S. team focused on supporting negotiations between the parties to Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Ambassador Lyman previously worked as an adjunct senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
To learn more about Sudan and South Sudan:
ENOUGH Project: an advocacy organization
Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland The Friends of the Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland (FSLBC) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting the Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland in their transition from struggling refugees to self-sufficient citizens.
Andrew Natsios: "Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur"
Deborah Scroggins: "Emma's War"
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Admission: $25, Members $15, Full-time students $5
Registration: Click here to register online or call our office at (216) 781-3730.
Location: The Union Club of Cleveland, 1211 Euclid Avenue
Schedule: 6:00 PM Reception with cash bar
6:30 PM Program Begins
7:30 PM Q&A Session
8:00 PM Program Adjourns