A Ticking Time Bomb: A Panel Discussion on the Sudan Referendum
As the historic January 2011 referendum in the Sudan approached, most polls showed that voters in South Sudan favored seceding from the North and creating a new nation. But hope surrounding the referendum was tempered by fears of renewed violence. The possibility that the vote or public disruptions in the months leading up to it would spark renewed North-South fighting had Sudan watchers concerned about a return to one of the bloodiest civil wars of all time. The complex situation is explored by Lwal Baguoot, one of the former “Lost Boys of Sudan” who is now administrator for the Sudanese Education Fund; David Hollenbach, S.J., director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College; and Mike Delaney, director of Humanitarian Response for Oxfam America.
Date: November 1, 2010
Location: Cushing 001