Political Mediation in Africa
The African Diplomatic Forum gathers African diplomats, academics, students and activists to discuss the continent`s interests and role in international affairs. (Oct 31, 2008 at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)) Panel: Peace or Justice? The ICC and Africa What does the indictment of a sitting head-of-state, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir,by the International Criminal Court (ICC) mean for sovereignty? Is the ICC jeopardizing the peace process or is there an immediate and legitimate mandate to seek justice? Panelists: - H.E. Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamed, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the UN - Vladimir Zhagora, UN Department of Political Affairs, Africa - Stephen Lamony, Coalition of the International Criminal Court - Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehmann Professor of Government & Professor of Anthropology Moderator: Professor Elizabeth Lindenmayer, Director of UN Studies Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University The event is co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies (IAS) and the SIPA Pan-African Network (SPAN).