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Challenges in the Blue Nile Area: Geopolitics, Displacements and Instability
March 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As part of the water diplomacy webinar series (DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Program) we will present a moderated discussion with Ambassador (ret.) Alberto Fernandez and Ms. Susan Stigant on geopolitics in the Blue Nile arena (Ethopia, Sudan and Egypt), global implications of the IDP crisis, and possible directions of U.S. policies for the Blue Nile Arena.
Susan Stigant is the Director of Africa Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) where she oversees programming in the Greater Horn of Africa, regional engagement, and with the African Union.
Alberto M. Fernandez is Vice President of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a position he held from 2015 to 2017. He previously served as President of Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN), a US-funded Arabic-language news organization, from 2017 to 2020. Prior to joining MEMRI, Ambassador Fernandez was a Foreign Service Officer from 1983 to 2015 and served as the State Department’s Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications from 2012 to 2015.