Protracted Mass Displacement in Afghanistan and Iraq: Preliminary Findings From the Field


Panel I. Political/Diplomatic/Security ContextPanel II. Humanitarian Challenges (Refugees/IDPs)
Views From the Field


Monday, April 11, 2011         9:00am - 12:30pm          Washington, DC

The Middle East Institute, in partnership with the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, is proud to host two panel discussions on the refugee situation in Sudan. Funded by the European Commission, this event is part of a two year research project which aims to generate policy recommendations that will strengthen transatlantic cooperation to respond to the refugee and internally displaced persons crises in Sudan.

The conference will examine:

  • The political/diplomatic dynamics of protracted displacement
  • The humanitarian situation on the ground, specifically as it relates to refugees and IDPs


  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome by MEI President Wendy Chamberlin
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel I. Political/Diplomatic/Security Context
    • Amb. Rosalind Marsden, EU Special Rep. for Sudan
    • Andrew Natzios, Frmr US Special Envoy to Sudan
    • Jan Pronk, Frmr UN Envoy to Sudan
    • * Moderator: Alan Goulty, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • 10:45-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 11:00-12:30 p.m. Panel II. Humanitarian Challenges (Refugees/IDPs) - Views From the Field
    • Peter De Clercq, UNHCR Rep., Sudan
    • Mark Cutts, Head of Office, Sudan, UN OCHA
    • Gerard Waite, Head of Office, IOM South Sudan
    • * Moderator: Roberta Cohen, Brookings-U. of Bern Project on Internal Displacement