Conflict, Diplomacy, Development, and Nation-Building: An Eyewitness Account of South Sudan and Elsewhere

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Location: C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Susan Page

Special Representative and Head, United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) Former US Ambassador to South Sudan

Join the first US ambassador to South Sudan as she shares reflections on being a part of the mediation efforts that ended Africa’s longest running civil war in a negotiated peace agreement, the independence of South Sudan more than six years later, the subsequent breakout of war in South Sudan, and the ongoing search for a sustainable peace. Page will discuss the hopes, challenges, and realities of conflict, diplomacy, development, and nation-building as she looks at issues such as ethnicity, corruption, political parties, local peace-building efforts, war, peace and return to war, international mediation, and influence vs. interests. While her country focus will be South Sudan, she also will touch on other countries in Africa, as well as the UN’s role in peace efforts, human rights, and related issues.

Cosponsored with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.