Peace in Sudan? One Year After the Death of John Garang

Brian D'Silva

Monday, 23 Oct 2006 at 8:00 pm – Gerdin Auditorium

Brian D'Silva's involvement in Sudan has covered more then 25 years. He first met Dr. John Garang DeMabior when they were both graduate students in Agricultural Economics study with Prof. John Timmons at Iowa State. Later, during his tenure as Ford Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Khartoum, he and Dr. Garang taught together until Dr. Garang left Khartoum in 1983 to start the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army ( SPLM/A). Brian worked in Sudan from 1987-90 with the USAID Mission in Khartoum, and on issues related to Southern Sudan while being based in Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2000, he has continued to work on Sudan from Washington, first as part of USAID's Sudan Task Force and more recently as the senior Policy Advisor on Sudan to USAID. He actively participated as part of the USG delegation that was involved in the negotiations leading to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM/A, signed in Nairobi on January 9, 2005. He was there when Dr. Garang was sworn in as First Vice President of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan on July 9, 2005. His lecture will cover themes related to the Legacy of Dr. Garang -- the Comprehensive Peace Agreement - its implementation and prospects for Peace in Sudan. Part of the World Affairs Series.

Cosponsored By:
  • World Affairs
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)