November 17, 2011, 6:00pm
Sudan: History of a Broken Land - Film and Live Lecture
Presenter: Amir Ahmad, prominent Sudanese blogger, student, and digital media consultant (via Skype)
Location: Steinberg Dietrich 209

Feel like you haven't heard much about recent events in Sudan, including the secession of South Sudan? Want to learn more about the politics and struggles of the Sudanese people straight from a prominent Sudanese blogger himself? Learn all about this vitally important country at UPenn Project Nur's first event, Sudan: A History of a Broken Land, Film and Discussion!

We will be screening the Al-Jazeera documentary Sudan: History of a Broken Land, then holding a Skype conversation with prominent Sudanese blogger, student, and digital media consultant Amir Ahmad of www.sudanesethinker.com. The film provides a fascinating look into the modern history of Sudan, its colonial struggles and civil war, and the suffering of the Sudanese people. Ahmad will provide his own perspective on the problems facing today's Sudan and its people under an oppressive dictatorship, followed by a Q&A open to all attendees!

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

More information on Amir Ahmad:
Blog - http://www.sudanesethinker .com/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/Suda neseThinker
June appearance on Al Jazeera English - http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=66yUQF9Q8UU

FB event page: 

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=312389305441546 

Project Nur, Penn Arab Student Society