HRF Partners with the Lech Walesa Institute and NYU Wagner to Present “Eye on Sudan”
NEW YORK (February 16, 2011) –The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) co-sponsored a panel discussion on the recent referendum in Sudan with the Lech Walesa Institute and NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. “Eye on Sudan: Challenges After Referendum” featured a panel including Laura Heaton, writer-editor for the Enough Project; Maciej Kuziemski, electoral observer in Sudan for the Lech Walesa Institute; and Jimmy Mulla, president of Voices For Sudan. David L. Phillips, director of the Darfur Initiative at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, moderated the discussion.
The panel and open question and answer session covered the implications of the referendum on human rights and development and humanitarian aid, as well as immediate challenges that Sudan will face in a region where recent protests in Egypt and Tunisia have changed the political atmosphere. The event also featured an exhibition of exclusive photographs and reporting from the Lech Walesa Institute’s electoral observers in southern Sudan.
Contact: S.E. Parker, Human Rights Foundation, (212) 246.8486, firstname.lastname@example.org