2005 Scholar: PROF. FRANCIS DENG

Johns Hopkins University

21 March 2005, 9 AM to 5 PM

Undergraduate Lounge, Stiteler Hall


Event Schedule:

8:30 – 8:50 AM

Welcome & Breakfast


8:50 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks: Dr. Lydie Moudileno


9:00 – 10:30 AM 

Panel 1: Careers

Chair: Dr. Thomas Callaghy (Political Science)


Tonya Taylor 

Nicole Benham 

Robert Riggs


10:30 – 10:45 AM:

Coffee Break


10:45 - 12:15 AM 

Panel 2: Conflict and Identity

Chair: Dr.Rose Kadende–Kaiser


Kristin Doughty,

Jennifer Sessions,

Ben Porter


12:15 – 1:30 PM:

Lunch Break


1:30 – 3:00 PM 

Panel 3: Africa Envisioned

Chair: Dr. Lee Cassanelli (History)


Niklas Hultin 

Anika Wilson

David Faris


3:00 – 3:15 PM:

Coffee Break


3:15 – 4:30 PM:

Panel 4: The Challenges of National Unity in Africa

Discussant: Dr. Ali Dinar (African Studies)


4:30 PM:



Co-sponsors: African Studies Center, the Middle East Center, the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics, and the Graduate Student Associations Council (GSAC)

Francis Deng is Research Professor of International Law, Politics and Society and the Director of the Center for Displacement Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. A former Sudanese minister of state, ambassador and, currently, special representative of the UN Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Professor Deng is a leading expert on the Sudan, African conflicts, and refugees.


For inquiries please contact:

Dr.Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu

(215) 898-6610