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Conflict in Darfur Topic of Symposium at NSU

Darfur native and experts on region to discuss challenges and solutions Sept. 8-12

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – A Darfur native whose parents have been displaced to a refugee camp, along with several experts on the region, will be among the speakers examining the crisis and conflict in Darfur at a symposium at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

The four-day symposium, titled “Darfur Calling” and featuring presentations, panel discussions and movie screenings, will be held Sept. 8, 9 10, and 12 at the Knight Auditorium in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus (3301 College Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.

The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people have been killed and an estimated 2.7 million others displaced from their homes since 2003, when fighting erupted in Darfur between rebel groups and Sudanese government militia. In 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush declared the crisis in Darfur a genocide.

The schedule for the Darfur Calling symposium is:

Tuesday, Sept. 8 (6 to 9 p.m.): Why Darfur is Calling
Discussion on the history of Darfur, the current situation and the challenges involved in bringing humanitarian aid to the region. Panelists include:

  • Abubakar Elnoor, an NSU doctoral student from Darfur whose parents have been displaced to a refugee camp in Chad.
  • Mark Davidheiser, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) at NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Dustin Berna, Ph.D., assistant professor in DCAR.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (6 to 8:30 p.m.): The Stories of Darfur
Movie excerpts from the documentaries The Devil Came on Horseback and Darfur Diaries: Message from Home followed by a discussion led by Darfur native Abubakar Elnoor.

Thursday, Sept. 10 (6 to 9 p.m.): The World is Answering
A legal analysis of human rights violations and how they pertain to the crisis in Darfur. Panelists include:

  • Jim Wilets, professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center and chair of the Law Center’s Inter-American Center for Human Rights (IACHR).
  • Douglas Donoho, professor of law at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center and vice chair of IACHR.
  • Jason Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor in DCAR.

Saturday, Sept. 12 (10 a.m. to noon): How You Can Answer the Call
A presentation and discussion on the history of Sudan and the crisis in Darfur.

Saturday, Sept. 12 (2 to 4 p.m.): Moving Forward
A film screening of the documentary Familiar Voices and a discussion with the filmmaker, Danny Mendoza.

More information on the symposium is available by visiting www.nova.edu/darfur or calling 954-262-6254. The symposium is being presented by the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Inter-American Center for Human Rights at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center.

Media Contact:
Alan Hancock, NSU Office of Public Affairs
(954) 262-5385, hancocka@nova.edu