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Biography

Francis Deng is a noted Sudanese diplomat and scholar, appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide in 2007. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. Deng was the United Nations Secretary-General's Representative on Internally Displaced Persons. Dr. Deng also served as Human Rights Officer in the United Nations Secretariat, (1967-1972); Ambassador of the Sudan to Canada, the Nordic countries, and the United States; and Sudan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. After leaving his country's service, he joined the Woodrow Wilson International Center first as a Guest Scholar and then as a Senior Research Associate, after which he served at the Brookings Institution as a Senior Fellow, where he founded and directed the Africa Project for 12 years. Dr. Deng has also taught at several leading American universities and authored or edited more than thirty books and two novels.

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Justified Force? Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century

01.08.10 | 00:26:47 min | 0 comments