Sunday, 25 September 2022

Social Diversity, Political Systems, and Geopolitics: A History of Sudan


Wed 14th September 2022 | 17:00-19:00 London | 19:00-21:00 KRT

The History panel is framed around acknowledging pre-colonial (and colonial) social and political systems that make the foundations of Sudan and the Sudanese people. Topics may include the contextual history of the current political sphere (political parties or identity); history of military and armed forces (i.e., Inqaz), military economy and the politicization thereof; the role of the military during and post-transitional periods vis-à-vis political parties.

The envisioned outcome of this panel is to draw on the particularities of the history of Sudan in terms of social diversity and military-political history, as well as geopolitics. With reflection on the ongoing revolution and mobilizing forces, this panel aims to contextually “set the scene” for the subsequent panels to build upon. The panel is intentionally general in that speakers can pick up any historical period and social actors in Sudanese history. We think that this creates a broader dynamic of continuous history.

Dr Nada Ali, SOAS University of London (moderator)

Professor Ahmed Abou Shouk | Qatar University

Dr Magdi el-Gizouli | Rift Valley Institute

Dr Edward Thomas | Intrac for civil society

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