Lecture at FRCC Campus in Longmont to Analyze Events in South Sudan
Dr. Ian Feinhandler, geography faculty and chair of the Social Sciences Department at Front Range Community College, will present an analysis of the current conflict in South Sudan in a presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Boulder County Campus.
South Sudan gained its independence in 2011 after two prolonged periods of conflict (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) in which as many as 2.5 million people, mostly civilians, died. The conflict started when the central government of Sudan – based in the north – reneged on its promise to allow southerners equal access to political and economic opportunity. Since winning independence, however, the South has been plagued by internal conflicts, which will be the subject of this presentation.
Feinhandler has a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Colorado. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.