You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
The Prospect of Peace in Sudan
Professor, The Institute of World Politics
Tuesday, October 29
About the lecture
Prof. Hashem Mekki will give a brief history of the conflict in the Sudan, and will review the consequences and impact it has had on the civilian population. He will discuss the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that led to the separation between the two countries, and the issues these countries will face moving forward, including modern political and economic tensions and the implications of international community involvement in trying to resolve the conflict.
About the speaker
Born and raised in Sudan, Prof. Mekki gives public speeches on the region and advocates to raise awareness of the plight of the Sudan.
He has been an Arabic language instructor at The Institute of World Politics since August 2012. He also teaches Arabic language to professionals at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Prior to moving to the United States in 2005, Prof. Mekki lived in Egypt for five years, where he worked as an Arabic-English translator and interpreter.
Prof. Mekki graduated from the City College of New York in May 2010 with a double major in Political Science and International Studies, and also served there as a Colin Powell Fellow from 2008-2010.
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