Conference on Darfur at the Cross Road

Conference on Darfur at the Cross Road

Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College
Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi:


62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK


The Sudanese Programme

[Sponsored by the Middle East Centre and Africa Studies Centre]

Conference on

“Darfur at the Cross Road”

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College

Saturday 21st February 2015

9.00 am – 7.00 pm



9.00 – 9.45                       Registration and Coffee [The Buttery, Hilda Besse Building]

 9.45 – 10.00                     Opening Remarks

Session 1

10.00 - 10.40                    Dr Hashim Mukhtar (Member of Sudan Liberation Movement, SLM/Abdul Wahid Al-Nour)

“The Humanitarian Situation in Darfur”

10.40 - 11.10                     Coffee [The Buttery, Hilda Besse Building]

11.10 – 11.50                    Dr Mohamed El-Nour Adam (Independent Researcher)

                                          “Some Aspects of Environmental Problem in Darfur, Western Sudan”

11.50 – 12.30                    Ustaz Mohamed Basheer Abdalla (Representative of SLM/MM)

                                          “Piecemeal Deals and Weak Peacekeeping Forces Are Obstacles to Sustainable Peace in Darfur”

12.30- 1.00                        Discussion of the three presentations

1.00 – 2.10                        Lunch [Dining Hall, St Antony’s College]

Session 2

2.10 – 2.50                        Dr El-Tahir El-Faki (Deputy of the Executive Council, Justice and Equality Movement, JEM)

                                          “Justice and Equality Movement: Religion and State in a Future Sudan”

2.50 – 3.30                        Mr. Yahia El-Beshir (Chairperson, Sudan National Liberation Movement, SNLM)

                                          “Darfur at the Cross Road between Sudan and the United Nations”

3.30 – 4.00                        Tea [The Buttery, Hilda Besse Building]

4.00 – 4.40                        Dr Abdullahi El-Tom (Senior Member of the Executive Board of JEM, Academic and Sudanese Activist)

“Darfur and the Conundrum of the Arab Identity of Sudan”

       4.40 – 5.00                       Discussion of the presentations

Session 3

5.00 ­­- 5.10                         Michelle Green   (Comma Press, Manchester)                                                         Jebel Marra: a Short Reading”

5.10 – 6.00                        Q&A and Comments from participants

6.00 – 7.00                        Reception [The Buttery, Hilda Besse Building]

End of Conference


[Early Booking is Necessary]

In case of queries, please contact:

 Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi:

Tel: 01865- 284707


Please observe

The Sudanese Programme follows the Chatham House Rule:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participants, may be revealed”