UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Opening Session: 1:30 p.m., Feinleib Lecture Hall, Barnum
Welcome by Leila Fawaz (Dean, Liberal Arts and Jackson College, Tufts University), SSA President Ann Lesch, and SSA/Tufts University Coordinator Mohamed Mahmoud
Chair: Ahmed E. El-Bashir (University of District Columbia)
Jay Spaulding (Kean University): "Classical Medieval Nubian and the Mahas Diaspora"
Peter P. Garretson (Florida State University): "Intelligence Sources in the Sudan on Ethiopia, 1898-1935"
Stephanie Beswick (Kean University): "The Dinka as `Northern Sudanese' and the Genesis of Intra-Southern Conflict"
Chair: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (Rhode Island College)
Adam Abdelmoula (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nairobi), "The Case for a Secular Personal Law in the Sudan"
Raphael Abiem (Harvard University), "Suffering in the Abode of Peace: Indigenous Aliens under Shari'a"
Mohamed Mahmoud (Tufts University), "Sariqa (Theft) and Islamic Punishment"
Chair: Sue Lautze (Tufts University)
Asma Abdel Halim (University of Michigan), "Women's Legal Rights Between Shari'a and International Human Rights"
Hayat Abdel Magid (GOAL-Sudan), "The Role of NGOs in Empowering Displaced Women in Sudan"
BUS leaves at 6:45 p.m. for Exhibit ($8.00 round-trip)
RECEPTION: Special Reception at the Exhibit by Khalid Kodi at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, 7:30-9 p.m.
Chair: Ann Lesch (Villanova University)
Alice Moore-Harell (Haifa University): "Dilemmas and Prospects in the Struggle to Suppress the Slave Trade in the Sudan in the 1870s"
Mom Kou Nhial Arou (Formerly Khartoum University): "The Resurgence of Slavery in the Sudan"
Barbara DeGorge (St. John's University): "Buy a Boy for Fifteen Dollars: Slavery in the Sudan"
Panel 3b: FOREIGN POLICY AND THE SUDANESE DIASPORA: 8:30-10:00 a.m., Eaton 202
Chair: Ibrahim Hamid Badr (York University)
Leben Nelson Moro (American University in Cairo): "Policy Issues in and Future Implications of Refugee Education: The Case of Sudanese in Uganda"
Souad T. Ali (Hiram College): "Al-Sudan Center for Democracy, Peace, and Civil Rights"
Ahmed E. El-Bashir (University of the District of Columbia): "American-Egyptian Rivalry and the Collapse of Democracy in Sudan: January 1956-November 1958"
Panel 4a: DEVELOPMENT, DEMOCRACY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: 10:15-11:30 a.m. Eaton 201
Chair: Sam Laki (Central State University)
Benaiah Yongo Bure (Wayne State University): "Developing the Jonglei Flood Plains: A Non-Canal Alternative"
Mohamed Babiker Ibrahim (Hunter College): "Democracy and Sustainable Development in the Sudan"
Mahgoub El-Tigani (Tennessee State University): "The Conflict of Social Justice: Ultra-Needs, Basic-Needs, and Real-Needs"
Chair: Angela Raven-Roberts (Tufts University)
Magdi Ali (Michigan State University): "Disease Control Programs in Sudan"
Charles Mackenzie (Michigan State University): "Health Program Development in Areas of Civil Disturbance in Sudan"
Sue Lautze (Tufts University): "Privatizing Humanitarian Relief Operation in Sudan: Is the Idea Gaining Currency?"
Chair: Laura Beny (Harvard University)
Mahmoud El-Zain Hamid (United Nations University, Tokyo): "Tolerance as a Power Site: Reflections on the Political History of the Sudan"
Abdullahi Ahmed Gallab (Hiram College): "Overcoming the Sudanese Impasse: The Disintegration of the Totalitarian State in the Sudan"
Mohamed Ibrahim (University of Massachusetts at Amherst): "The Culture of Extremism in Sudan: The Impact of Insider/Outsider"
Chair: Lidwien Kapteijns (Wellesley College)
Stephen Howard (Ohio University), "A Community of Possibility: The Republican Brotherhood and Islamic Reform"
Mohamed Mahmoud (Tufts University), "Mahmud Muhammad Taha's Approach to the Qur'an"
Haydar Badawi Sadig (Ajman University, United Arab Emirates), "Communicating Freedom in the Sudan: A Life Experience of the Republican Thought"
Panel 5b: ON CULTURE: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Eaton 202
Chair: Khalid Kodi (Brown University)
Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim (University of Missouri) and Abdullahi Ahmed Gallab (Hiram College: "30 Years after the Apademac Movement of Progressive Artists and Writers"
Ali B. Ali-Dinar (University of Pennsylvania): "Being 'Sudanese': The Politics of Diasporic Identity"
Constance Berkley (Vassar College): "The Historical Self: Tayeb Salih Revisited"
Tigani G. Eltahir: "Comparing the Incomparable: Zikr and Zar in the Sudan"
Panel 6a: GENDER RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SUDAN: 3:45-5:45 p.m., Eaton 201
Chair: Rosalind Shaw (Tufts University)
Hala el-Ahmadi (University of Nijmegen), "Feminism(s) in the Sudan: New 'Voices', New Experiences"
Rogaia Abusharaf (Brown University), "The Path to Emancipation: Fifty Years of Sudanese Feminism"
Susan M. Kenyon (Butler University), "Gender and Healing in Sudan"
Chair: Nelson Kasfir (Dartmouth College)
Elias Wakoson (Texas A&M University, Commerce): "Time: The Critical Obstacle to the Peaceful Resolution of the Sudanese Civil War"
Mohamed Zeinelabdin (Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) and former Ambassador): "The Consequences of the Wrong Policies and the External Influences in the Conflict of Southern Sudan in the period 1898-1998"
Jemera Rone (Human Rights Watch), "A New Hope: The Nuer-Dinka Reconiliation"
Speaker: William Y. Adams (University of Kentucky), "Nubia, Sudan, and the World: The Search for Historical Understanding"
Tamador Sheikheddin (Actress), "The House of Bit al-Mina bit Masa'ad," One-Act Play based on Frederico Garcia Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba"
Chair: Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim (University of Missouri)
Abdullahi Ali Ibrahim: `Gordonites and Mahadites Feud: The "Downsizing" of Omdurman Islamic University (1969)'
Heather Sharkey (MIT): "A Century in Print: Arabic Journalism and Nationalism in the Sudan, 1899-1999"
Tagelsir H. Elrayah (Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America): "Al-Ahfad Educational Institution: A Century of National and Educational Commitment"
Chair: Jay Spaulding (Kean University)
Helene Longpre (Rhode Island College), "Investigation of the Ancient Meroitic Writing System: Kalabsha Temple"
Monica Ouellette (Rhode Island College), "The Meroitic Chamber"
Richard Lobban (Rhode Island College): "Toward the Decipherment of Meroitic Numbers"
Chair: James Hudson (Morgan State University)
Rasheed Ali (World Federation of Democratic Youth, Budapest): "New Dimension of Sudan's Conflict"
A. H. Al-Sawi (independent researcher, London): "The Sudanese Crisis: Rural Pull and Urban Push"
Saifalyazal Saad Omar (Uppsala University): "Constraints to Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Sudan"
Michael Kevane (Santa Clara University) and Endre Stiansen (Uppsala University): "Salam and the Islamist Influence on Agricultural Finance in the Sudan"
Chair: Richard Lobban (Rhode Island College)
Kharyssa Rhodes (University of Colorado, Denver), "What Brought Meroe to its End?"
Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban (Rhode Island College), "Nubian Queens in the Nile Valley and Afro-Asiatic Culture History"
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