The Darfur Debate

The Institute for African Studies (IAS) presents, “The Darfur Debate” with Professor Mahmood Mamdani and John Prendergast of the Enough Project.

A human rights activist and an Africa scholar will debate issues not limited to: Is the violence in Darfur really genocide? Have advocacy movements like the Save Darfur Coalition helped or hindered the search for a political solution in Sudan’s troubled western province? Is the ICC jeopardizing the peace process or does it have an immediate mandate to seek justice?

Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and a member of the departments of anthropology; political science; and Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

His previous books include Good Muslim, Bad Muslim; Citizen and Subject; and When Victims Become Killers.

Prendergast is a co-chair with the Enough Project and serves on the board of the Save Darfur Coalition. He served as an adviser to the White House and the State Department during the Clinton administration and later as a senior adviser to the nonpartisan International Crisis Group.

He co-authored the book Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, with actor Don Cheadle, and has written seven other books on Africa.

Sponsored by The Institute of African Studies, the SIPA Pan-African Network, Humanitarian Affairs Working Group, Graduate Committee on African Studies, Center for African Education, Conflict Resolution Working Group, UN Studies Program Working Group, Arab Student Association, the Center for International Conflict Resolution and Brooklyn For Peace.  Full information on the event here and here.