Welcome and Introduction by:

Dr. J. Peter Pham
Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives
Director, Africa Center

Atlantic Council

A conversation with:
Cameron Hudson
Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan (2009 to 2011)

Ambassador Princeton Lyman
Senior Advisor to the President 
United States Institute of Peace
Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan (2011 to 2013)

Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates
Co-Chair, Atlantic Council Sudan Task Force
Board Director, Atlantic Council

US Chargé d’Affaires to Sudan (2011 to 2012)
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs and Special Assistant for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council (2009 to 2011)

Moderated by:
Kelsey Lilley
Associate Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Friday, July 14 for the launch of its Sudan Task Force report, Sudan: A Strategy for Re-engagement

On July 11, President Trump signed an executive order to delay by three months a final decision on the course of US-Sudan relations. The administration promises to revoke much of the decades-old sanctions regime if the Sudanese government “is assessed to have sustained progress” on key issues of concern at the end of the extended review period. In the meantime, a general license remains in place which “broadly authorizes U.S. persons to process transactions involving persons in Sudan; engage in imports from and exports to Sudan; and engage in transactions involving property in which the [Government of Sudan] has an interest.”

In light of that announcement, the Task Force report argues for sustained and deepened US engagement with Sudan in the next three months and beyond—both to achieve US interests and to support peace, security, and inclusive governance for the Sudanese people.  

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