Glimmers of Hope for Peace in South Sudan


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Featuring Andrea Bartoli

President, Sant'Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue

Bartoli's lecture will focus on the prognosis for peace in South Sudan following the signing of the Rome Declaration On January 14, in Rome, Sant'Egidio helped facilitate an agreement between the government of South Sudan and a coalition of opposition groups that did not sign the Revitalized Agreement on the 2018 Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.The Rome Declaration includes three commitments: a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on January 15th; the commitment to discuss and evaluate mechanisms to resolve differences; and a guarantee that humanitarian organizations be able to operate in the country to support civilians. 

The full text of the agreement is available through Sant'Egidio's website.

Speaker Bio: 

Andrea Bartoli is the President of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue. He works primarily on peacemaking and genocide prevention. He is a member of the Steering Group of the Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) and of the Global Steering Committee chaired by the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

Bartoli has been a member of the Community of Sant’Egidio since 1970. He was its Representative to the UN and the USG (1992-2018). He was the Convener of the Genocide Prevention Advisory Network (GPANet); the Dean of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and of the School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University. He was also the Founding Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.

Co-sponsored by: 

  • Notre Dame Catholic Social Tradition Minor
  • McGrath Institute for Church Life
  • Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion
  • Mediation Program, Kroc Institute
  • Peace Accords Matrix Project, Kroc Institute