Meet former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan at Oct. 16 meet and greet

Princeton Lyman headshotAmbassador Princeton N. Lyman, former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, will be on campus for an informal “meet and greet” hosted by Elliot Posner, associate professor of political science, and sponsored by the Center for International Affairs. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Tomlinson Hall lobby.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is suggested to Light refreshments will be served.

That night, Lyman will deliver a talk sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs titled, “Oil, Genocide, and Civil War: The Challenges of Bringing Peace to Sudan and South Sudan.” Details regarding the evening event can be found at:

As United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan from March 31, 2011, to March 22, 2013, Lyman led the U.S. team focused on supporting on-going negotiations between the parties to Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Immediately preceding his tenure as special envoy, he served as U.S. senior adviser on Sudan’s North-South Negotiations.

Prior to returning to government service for work on the Sudanese conflict, Ambassador Lyman was the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) from 2003 to 2006 and was adjunct senior fellow at CFR 2006-2010. He has also been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. From 1999 to 2003, he was executive director of the Global Interdependence Initiative at the Aspen Institute.

Ambassador Lyman’s earlier career in government service included assignments as deputy assistant secretary of State for African Affairs (1981-1986), U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (1986-1989), director of refugee programs (1989-1992), U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1992-1995), and assistant secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1996-1998).  From 2008-2010, he was a member of the African advisory committee to the United States Trade Representative. He began his government career with the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as USAID director in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1976 to 1978.