Sudan Panel: The Sudanese Revolution

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Date(s) - 15/06/2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Multifaith Centre, Main Activities Hall, 2nd Floor

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The Sudanese Revolution: The politics of change and challenges of political and social transformation

The historic pro-democracy sit-in protest at the headquarter of the Sudanese Armed Forces has captured the imaginations of people around the world and galvanized the Sudanese people from all walks of life in their struggle for a New Sudan. The Sudanese Revolution continues to gain new ground and deepens the sense of solidarity and unity among the forces of the revolution and those who are fighting for freedom, peace, and justice in Sudan and globally. However, the road to civilian-led transition is paved with bewildering array of obstacles and contradictions that get harder and more difficult to reconcile as the transition moves on.

This panel will attempt to unpack the complexities of political and social transformation in Sudan from multiple perspectives including:

  • The development of Islamic and ethnic politics in Sudan
  • Women’s participation and social struggle for family formation and access to healthcare and how those struggles have contributed to the revolution
  • Issues of land grabs and investments by Gulf states and the convergence of neoliberal reforms and particular Islamic state policies in Sudan
  • The impact of war & peace agreements and the role of Western mediation in the conflict in Sudan

Janice Boddy, University of Toronto
Khalid Mustafa Medani, McGill University
Nisrin Omer Elamin, Stanford University
Khalid Elagab Ahmed, University of Toronto

Yousif Hassan, York University