Fighting broke out on Dec. 15, 2013 between the forces of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former deputy president Riek Machar. Since then, thousands of people have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in South Sudan. Another 166,900 people have fled to neighboring countries.
Princeton Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa, will deliver an “Up to the Minute” talk on the situation titled “Successes and Failures: What Can We Learn from the Sudan – South Sudan Peace Process?” at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 14, 2014 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Lyman is currently a senior adviser at the United States Institute of Peace, and has previously served as director of USAID in Ethiopia; deputy assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; director of Refugee Programs; assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; and member of the African Advisory Committee to the United States Trade Representative.
He has also served as executive director of the Global Interdependence Initiative at the Aspen Institute and the Ralph Bunche Chair in Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and professional lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and sits on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, the Buffleshoek Trust (South Africa), and the African Science Academy Development Program of the National Academy of Sciences.
Lyman holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and has been published extensively on foreign policy, African affairs, economic development, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, United Nations reform and peacekeeping.
The School’s “Up to the Minute” series focuses on world events as they unfold.