Annual Symposium and AGM 2015

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Annual Symposium and AGM

in association with the Centre of African Studies, SOAS

Saturday 24th October 2015

Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG


9.30 - 10.15 Registration and tea or coffee
10.15 - 10.20 The SSSUK President, Professor Ibrahim el Salahi, Hon. DLitt., will open the proceedings.
10.20 - 10.55 Ricardo Preve, filmmaker and photographer: The wreck of the Italian submarine "Macalle" at Barra Musa Kebir.
10.55 - 11.30 Chris Milner, Director, Transformedia: 'Who are we?' Culture and identity in South Sudan.
11.30 - 12.30 Panel on youth radicalisation among Sudanese.
  • Chairperson: Sara Beleil, consultant psychiatrist, London NHS.
  • Kamil Mohamed Sidahmed, consultant psychiatrist: Responding to the call for an Islamic state.
  • Rashid Sidahmed Elsheikh, political and civil activist: Otherness and the question of identity.
  • Abdel Karim Ibrahim Omar, youth, family and community worker: From gangster to jihadi.
  • Ashraf Khalifa, technology entrepreneur: The youth diaspora identity crisis in the West.
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
1.30 - 2.15 SSSUK Annual General Meeting (Non-members welcome but may not vote)
2.15 - 2.50 Dr. Chris Vaughan, Lecturer in African History, Liverpool John Moores University: Making the state in Condominium Darfur: Violence, accommodation and the legacies of the sultans.
2.50 - 3.20 Tea/coffee break
3.20 - 3.55 Dr. Mansour Khalid, former Foreign Affairs Minister and former Advisor to John Garang, will launch his latest book, The paradox of two Sudans: The CPA and the road to partition.
3.55 - 4.25 Sudanese singer Shurooq Abuelnas and keyboard player Mohamed Makki bring our meeting to a melodic close.
4.25 Close

Booking Information

The conference is nearly full, so if you wish to attend please book in advance.

Booking by cheque: Print out and post the downloadable booking form.

Booking by PayPal (no need to send form by post):

Advance booking is needed to secure a ticket for the symposium lunch. (The ticket will be waiting for you when you register.)

Non-members are welcome to participate in the Symposium. The day's programme will also include SSSUK's Annual General Meeting, in which non-members may observe but not vote. There is no charge for members who wish to attend the AGM only.