Type: Seminar

Sudan: Militants, militias, and the war against civilian democracy

Understanding the roots of conflict and the prospects for resolution


Dr. Khalid Medani, McGill University

Date & time

Oct 19, 2023, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall 1110 (Betty Ford Classroom)

This is an in-person event for current U-M faculty, staff and students.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The IPRS is a multi-disciplinary speaker series that will showcase research-in-progress on international phenomena presented by invited (external) faculty guests. This year’s theme is “Constructing and Destructing Global Orders.”  Please join Dr. Khalid Medani (McGill University) as he discusses the roots of Sudan's conflict and prospects for resolution. 

About the Speaker

Dr. Khalid Mustafa Medani is Associate Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies where he is also the Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies and Chair of the African Studies Program at McGill. He has also taught at Oberlin College and Stanford University. Dr. Medani received a B.A. with Honors in Development Studies from Brown University, an M.A. in Development Studies from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on globalization, and the political economy of Islamist and Ethnic Politics in Africa and the Middle East with a special focus on Sudan, Egypt, and Somalia. Dr. Medani is the author of Black Markets and Militants: Informal Networks in the Middle East and Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2021; Open Access) which received an award from the American Political Science Association for the Best Book in the Field of Middle East and North Africa Politics by a Senior Scholar in 2022.

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