Free and open to the public. This event will be live Web-streamed. A link will be posted on the International Institute's homepage ( www.ii.umich.edu ) on the day of the roundtable. About the event On July 9, 2011, Sudan, Africa's largest country, split into two nations. The secession is a result of the longest civil war in world history between the north and the south that dates back to the country's independence in 1956. More than two million people died in the struggle and millions more were uprooted.