Sudan Update: Is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Holding?

His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit to Speak at Director's Forum

Nov 05, 2007

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, November 7, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, along with the Center's Africa Program, will host a Director's Forum featuring His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan. His Excellency Mr. Kiir will provide an overview of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), assessing how effective its implementation has been thus far. Howard Wolpe, director of the Wilson Center's Africa Program, will offer introductory remarks and serve as the chair for this event.

In addition to his role as First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan, H.E. Mr. Kiir serves as Chairman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and as Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Before his ascendancy to the presidency, he served as the Vice President of the Government of Southern Sudan. H.E. Mr. Kiir last spoke at the Wilson Center in July 2006.

What: Director's Forum, Sudan Update: Is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement Holding?

Who: His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan and President of the Government of Southern Sudan

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium
The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

For further information, please visit www.wilsoncenter.org/africa. Media with questions may reach Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

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