SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

The International Embrace of Khartoum: Causes and Consequences for Sudan, Implications for South Sudan

Eric Reeves

Date: 7 June 2016Time: 6:45 PM

Finishes: 7 June 2016Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Speaker:  Professor Eric Reeves, Smith College, United States.

Discussant: Professor Peter Woodward, Professor Emeritus, University of Reading.

Chairperson: Dr. Lutz Oette, Director, Centre for Human Rights Law, SOAS.

Eric Reeves is a professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College, Northampton Massachusetts. He has published extensively on Sudan, nationally and internationally, for almost two decades. He is author of Compromising with Evil: An archival history of greater Sudan, 2007-2012 (September 2012).

Peter Woodward was Professor of Politics and International Relations at Reading University, Berkshire, England. He is a former Lecturer in Politics at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He has published extensively, including Crisis In The Horn of Africa: Politics, Piracy and The Threat of Terror; Sudan after Nimeiri (Ed): SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East; US Foreign Policy and the Horn of Africa (US Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World).

Dr. Lutz Oette is a senior lecturer in law at SOAS. In his recent work, particularly as the then Counsel at the NGO Redress (, he combined litigation, capacity building and advocacy, including the Project for Criminal Law Reform in Sudan ( His current research focuses on constitutional reform and human rights in Sudan, and various aspects of the prohibition of torture and the right to reparation. He is co-author of Bantekas & Oette, International Human Rights Law and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2013), second edition due July 2016.

This event has been organised in collaboration with The Society for the Study of the Sudans (SSSUK)

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