The Partition of Sudan &
the Crisis in the Arab World
Monday, March 28, 2011
Warriner Hall - Plachta Auditorium
Gérard Prunier discussed the January 2011 referendum in Southern Sudan--where citizens voted to become an independent country--as well as the revolutions in Northern Africa.
About Gérard Prunier
Gérard Prunier is an international consultant on Eastern and Central African affairs. He was a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris from 1984 to 2001 and then served as director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2001-2006.
He has published more than 170 articles and six books, including "The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide," "Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide" (2005), and "From Genocide to Continental War: The 'Congolese' Conflict and the Crisis of Contemporary Africa" (2009). He holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Sociology and a Ph.D. in African History.
Gerard Prunier's visit is sponsored by the Dr. Harold Abel Endowed Lecture Series in the Study of Dictatorship, Democracy and Genocide and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences at Central Michigan University.