Sudan Studies Association, Final Program

Final Program

Sudan Studies Association


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Opening Session: [Friday, May 8, 1:30 p.m., Smith-Penniman room, Houston Hall]

Welcome by:

Panel #1: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW [Friday, 2-3:45 p.m.]

[Smith-Penniman Room]

Chair: Adam Abdelmoula, Georgetown University

Panel #2: THE DEBATE OVER NATIONAL IDENTITY [Friday, 4-5:45 p.m.]

[Smith-Penniman Room]

Chair: Leigh Swigart, University of Pennsylvania

RECEPTION: Houston Hall (Ballroom), 6:30 p.m.

Panel #3: RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS [Saturday, May 9, 8:30-10:15 a.m.]

[Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Mohamed Mahmoud, Tufts University

Panel #4a: GEMS OF WISDOM: SUDANESE PROVERBS [Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.] [Smith-Penniman Room]

Chair: Ismail Abdalla, College of William and Mary

Panel #4b: LESSONS FROM HISTORY [Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.] [Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Robert Collins, University of California (Santa Barbara)

LUNCH: 12:30-2 p.m. [Board meeting during lunch]

Panel #5: THE CONTESTED POLITICAL SCENE [Saturday, 2-3:45 p.m.]

[Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Lee Cassanelli, University of Pennsylvania

Panel #6: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES [Saturday, 4-5:45 p.m.]

[Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Ali B. Ali-Dinar (University of Pennsylvania)

DINNER AT THE PALLADIUM RESTAURANT, 36th and Locust Walk, 7 p.m. ($25.00)

Speaker: Representative Donald M. Payne, Democrat, Newark, NJ: "US Policy toward the Sudan"

Panel #7: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS [Sunday, May 10, 9-11 a.m.] [Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Ahmed Shariff, University of Pennsylvania

BUSINESS MEETING: [Sunday, 11 am - 12 noon] [Ben Franklin Room]

Panel #8: POLITICAL SOLUTIONS [Sunday, 12 noon-1:45 p.m.]

[Ben Franklin Room]

Chair: Ann Lesch, Villanova University


"Exhibit of Historical Maps of Ancient Sudan" organized by Richard Lobban (May 8-9, 1998),

[Ball Room]