The Middle East Institute, in partnership with the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, is proud to host two panel discussions on the refugee situation in Sudan. Funded by the European Commission, this event is part of a two year research project which aims to generate policy recommendations that will strengthen transatlantic cooperation to respond to the refugee and internally displaced persons crises in Sudan.

The conference will examine:
- The political/diplomatic dynamics of protracted displacement
- The humanitarian situation on the ground, specifically as it relates to refugees and IDPs

Panel I. Political/Diplomatic/Security Context
Speakers: Rosalind Marsden, Andrew Natzios, Jan Pronk, Alan Goulty

Panel II. Humanitarian Challenges - Views From the Field
Speakers: Peter De Clercq, Mark Cutts, Gerard Waite, Roberta Cohen