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IIHA Spring 2014 Lecture Series: South Sudan In Crisis

"The Longest Kiss" - Film Screening & Discussion with Director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque

Date:
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lowenstein Center, Room 524
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street | New York City


Hosted by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, the event features a screening of the Documentary "The Longest Kiss" followed by a discussion with Director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque.

The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, is referred to as ‘the longest kiss in history.’ As the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan, straddled between the Middle East and Africa, was about to split in two. Facing conflicting identities, the youth in north Sudan are faced with a stale leadership while others in south Sudan hope to start over. Focusing on the stories of six people searching for a place to call ‘home’ ahead of the south’s secession, director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the country’s complex fragmentation.

Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque worked as a radio producer for the United Nations radio in Sudan (Radio Miraya) and was the country director for the BBC World Service Trust in Sudan. In her first feature documentary, When Silence is Golden she followed the gold mining activities of a Canadian mining company near a small town in Western Ghana.

Please RSVP to iihaoutreach@fordham.edu.



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For more information, please contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-6294 or laskowski@fordham.edu.


 

Making Peace in Dangerous Places: Lessons from Sudan and South Sudan for Contemporary Conflicts

Date: Thursday, 3 April 2014 | 12:30 p.m.

Location: Lowenstein Center, Room 311
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th Street | New York City


The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University cordially invites you to join us for the first event of our Spring 2014 Lecture Series: South Sudan in Crisis.

This event will feature a lecture by Dirk-Jan Omtzigt titled "Making Peace in Dangerous Places: Lessons from Sudan & South Sudan for Contemporary Conflicts."

Dirk-Jan Omtzigt, M.A., M.Phil., D.Phil., is a humanitarian affairs officer in the Middle East and North Africa Coordination and Response Division for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and the former strategic and economic adviser to the negotiation team of the Government of South Sudan.



To RSVP, please register via the Fordham website.



Follow our Twitter Conversation! #IIHASouthSudan


For more information, please contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-6294 or laskowski@fordham.edu.



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