John Prendergast at USIP

Dec 8 2016 10:00 am
Dec 8 2016 11:30 am
America/New York
Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 8, 10-11:30am
U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Event: Not On Our Watch in South Sudan

December 8, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am ET

U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

South Sudan is at risk of genocide, according to the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. A steady process of ethnic cleansing is underway in several areas of the country, through starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights warned in South Sudan last week. In the wake of the de-facto collapse of the 2015 peace deal, new action is needed urgently to prevent further deterioration in South Sudan’s humanitarian, political, economic and security crises.

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Thursday, December 8 from 10:00am-11:30am for a discussion with experts about the risks for mass violence and options for upholding the shared U.S. and global responsibility to prevent genocide in South Sudan:

Hon. Nancy Lindborg, Welcoming Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Hon. Thomas J. Rooney, Opening Remarks
Florida, Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan, House of Representatives

Cameron Hudson, Discussant
Director, Simon-Skodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Payton Knopf, Discussant
U.N. Panel of Experts on South Sudan

Akshaya Kumar, Discussant
Deputy U.N. Director, Human Rights Watch

Justin Lynch, Discussant
Adjunct Editorial Fellow, New America

John Prendergast, Discussant
Founding Director, Enough Project

Amb. Princeton Lyman, Moderator
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace

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