Keynote Speech: Heather J. Sharkey – Studying the Two Sudans: Where Do We Go From Here?

Studying the Two Sudans: Where Do We Go From Here?

Heather Sharkey

Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), hsharkey@sas.upenn.edu

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In 2011 the southern third of the Republic of Sudan seceded to form the Republic of South Sudan, adding further complexity to one of the most complicated social and political geographies in the world. Historians, anthropologists, linguists, and others must now grapple with the challenges that this new bi-national situation presents.

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