The Crisis in Darfur
You are invited to a briefing on The Crisis in Darfur with Gerard M. Gallucci, the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Khartoum. Jok Madut Jok, a Sudanese scholar and WWIC Fellow, will serve as a discussant.
The crisis in Darfur is one of the most forgotten and neglected humanitarian crises in the world. Over the past several weeks, some 750,000 people have been forced from their homes and villages; tens of thousands have fled into neighboring Chad; and thousands of others have perished in the fighting. At least one UN official has characterized what is happening in Darfur as "ethnic cleansing." Mr. Gallucci's appearance will provide an opportunity to review not only what is happening in Darfur, but also to consider how the United States and the international community are responding to this crisis and how the continuing conflict in Darfur is impacting on the broader Sudanese peace process.
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