The 2013 Sudan and South Sudan Course, under direction of Dr Justin Willis, covers all areas of Sudan and South Sudan and the borderlands between the two countries. It will offer analyses of the history, politics, economics, and geography of the two Sudans, providing the understanding needed to work in this complex environment. This year’s course will focus particularly on the persistence of conflicts within and between Sudan and South Sudan, looking at borders, resource issues, and the failures of the state at the local level.
The course will be under the direction of Justin Willis of the University of Durham. Dan Large, Project Director of the Sudan Open Archive, will be the Deputy Director of Studies. The teaching staff includes Magdi el-Gizouli of Freiburg University, Joanna Oyediran, Sudan Program Officer of the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, and Douglas Johnson, author of The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars. Other teaching staff on the course: Jok Madut Jok, of Loyola Marymount University and the Ministry of Cuture and Heritage in the Government of South Sudan, Cherry Leonardi, lecturer in History at Durham University, Suliman Baldo, Africa Programme Director of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and John Ryle, Executive Director of RVI, and professor of Anthropology at Bard College, NY. A course prospectus, containing further details on all three courses, can be downloaded here (also available in French). Apply online here.