US-Sudan Relations: What's Next?

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center on Thursday, March 8 for the launch of a new three-part series of Sudan Task Force issue briefs.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Dr. J. Peter Pham
Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives
Director, Africa Center
Co-Chair, Sudan Task Force

Atlantic Council

A conversation with:
Ambassador Tim Carney
US Ambassador to Sudan (1995 to 1997)

Ambassador Johnnie Carson
US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2009 to 2013)
Former US Ambassador to Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Uganda

Dr. Jeffrey Herbst
Co-Author, Making Africa Work
Former CEO of the Newseum

Mr. Zach Vertin
Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University
Former Director of Policy for the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates
Co-Chair, 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 at the National Security Council (2011)

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

Following the Trump administration's October 2017 decision to lift most economic sanctions against Sudan, the Atlantic Council sent task force members to Sudan in January 2018—the third delegation in two years—to conduct research in three critical, related areas: governance and political reform; economic reform and impediments to investment; and prospects for greater cultural engagement. The resulting issue briefs put forward recommendations for the United States and Sudan to continue their positive engagement in a way that serves US interests but also supports peace, security, and inclusive governance for the Sudanese people.

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This event is open to press and on the record.