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On Monday, January 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET), tune in to a webcast featuring a panel discussion with leading experts on Sudan:

  • Jerry Gallucci, head of the recently re-opened US diplomatic mission in Khartoum
  • John Prendergast of the International Crisis Group, an ever-present observer of developments on the ground and in the IGAD process; and
  • Kate Almquist, advisor on policy to USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios

The discussion will be moderated by Wilson Center Fellow Jok Madut Jok.

In a Wilson Center meeting earlier this year on the same topic, Prendergast emphasized the importance of continuing multilateral international pressure on all parties to make the final compromises required for a sustainable peace: "The United States is key to the success of the peace process in Sudan. Pressure should be applied from the US and other countries on both parties. That would mean the application of sanctions and international isolation of the SPLM/A if the rebel movement withdraws from the peace process."

Drawing from the extensive knowledge of the panelists, the discussion will address Sudan's current developments in the ongoing peace process.

The Africa Program has served as a forum for informed debate about both the multiple challenges and opportunities that face Africa, and about American interests in – and policy toward – the continent. An ongoing series of conferences and public policy forums seeks to engage policymakers and the wider community in a sustained dialogue about African issues and about United States policy toward Africa.