Tuesday, September 26, 2006

# Posted 7:13 AM by Patrick Belton  

GET YOUR DARFUR: If you live in London. If you don't, you'll have to get your Darfur somewhere else.

Is Darfur best conceptualised as genocide or civil war? And would UN troops stop the killing?

This blog's dear friend and director of the Foreign Policy Society's Middle East programme Laura James will be speaking on a panel on Thursday to address these questions. We'll of course synopsise the event here but as I'm less a synoptic and more a johanine, you'd best go in person.

The event will take place on Thursday at 7.30-9 pm, at the Frontline Club Forum room (13 Norfolk Place W2, 2nd floor; map from Paddington tube stop). Other panelists include Julie Flint (a journalist and filmmaker who recently coauthored Darfur: a Short History of a Long War with Alex de Waal, and has written elsewhere on Darfur for the Daily Star and Human Rights Watch), Sudan-born British journalist Nima Elbagir and the International Crisis Group's Andrew Strohlein. SOAS's Christopher Cramer will moderate.

There is more on the Frontline Club's website. I believe there's a £5 cover, but if you're an OxBlog reader and come you can have a pint on the blog after.
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