John Prendergast at Yale University

Nov 14 2016
America/New York
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 14th
Location: 
Yale University

Enough Project Founding Director John Prendergast will be speaking at Yale University on Monday, November 14th.
 

How the World’s Newest Country Went Awry:

Understanding South Sudan’s Senseless War

 

Monday, November 14,  7:00 PM

Loria Center, 190 York Street, Room 351 
(adjoining Architecture School, near Chapel Street)

 

Summary:  War has been hell for South Sudan’s people, but it has been very lucrative for the country’s leaders and commercial collaborators, South Sudan’s war profiteers.  Perhaps two and a half to three million people have perished as a result of three wars in last 60 years.  South Sudan’s history of conflict and mass atrocities driven by unchecked greed.  Ethnicity has been used as the main mobilizer for organized violence.  The ultimate prize is control of a kleptocratic, winner-take-all state whose institutions have been hijacked by officials and their commercial collaborators for the purposes of self-enrichment and brutal repression of dissent.  Corruption isn’t an anomaly within the system; it becomes the system itself, the very purpose of the state.

 

Sponsored by Genocide Studies Program at the MacMillan Center, Yale University

and the Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School

 

With the Generous Support of the Charles E. Scheidt Family Fund