The Darfur Conflict ignites many responses and desires to action amongst people in Canada, yet the conflict is little understood and continues to flare despite an attempted peace agreement in 2006. While the international community seeks political responses to the situation the people of Darfur continue to suffer.


Based on her experience in Darfur since April 2006, Caroline Khoubesserian will explain the conflict from a humanitarian perspective and take up some of the questions we are grappling with. Is it a genocide? Can Responsibility to Protect work? What else can be done to assist the population?

Interested in reading more about the situation in Darfur? Click here.

A light lunch will be provided.

Speaker Bio

Caroline Khoubesserian has just returned from 7 months in Sudan where she worked as the Humanitarian Affairs Officer for Doctors Without Borders in the Darfur region. Prior to this experience she had been working as the Senior Research Officer with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) since 2003, where she coordinated several projects on multilateral governance. She has also worked in Lesotho with the Ministry of Justice to compile a UN human rights report on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in International Politics from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science from Ottawa University.