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U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan to Discuss African Affairs

Susan Page looks at contemporary issues in South Sudan, South Africa, Zimbabwe

EVANSTON, Ill. --- On Monday, March 17, the Honorable Susan Page, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan, will discuss contemporary African issues in a meeting at Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies.

Her presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in the conference room at 620 Library Place, on the Evanston campus. It is free and open to the public.

Ambassador Page has spent 15 consecutive years living and working in sub-Saharan Africa, and has had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Prior to her 2011 confirmation as ambassador to South Sudan, she covered central and southern Africa as Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the State Department.

“With a few months to go before South Africa's general elections in May, Ambassador Page's visit provides a unique opportunity to discuss developments in that pivotal country,” said Richard Joseph, John Evans Professor of Political Science in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. ”She can also provide a report on the political and ethnic conflicts that erupted in the new nation of South Sudan.”

In addition to the Program of African Studies, the event is co-sponsored by the International Studies Program, the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies and the political science department.

For further information, contact the Program of African Studies at (847) 491-7323 or email

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