"Panoramas of Leadership: Values for the 21st Century?"
June 1, 2010
Washington, DC (venue tbd)
A special alumni seminar with 5 visiting Sudanese leaders (biographies below). This seminar is an exciting opportunity to discuss the landscape of values-based leadership in the 21st century as Sudanese leaders (as part of Northwestern University’s Sudan Good Governance Fellowship) chart a new course for their country. The seminar will survey central concepts underlying leadership and the good society with an eye to clarifying the tensions and trade-offs among values as leaders make difficult decisions. What are the key values for just, effective leadership? What are the sources of these values, and can they be extended universally? How do these values affect specifically African challenges to leadership?
The Seminar's sessions will be:
- Equality and Democracy
- Prosperity and Freedom
- Identity and Community
- Leadership and the Future of Africa
The seminar will begin at 9:00am on Tuesday, June 1, and conclude with a reception and dinner beginning at 6:30 that evening. Registration is limited to 10; priority is given to graduates of Aspen Institute programs, though guests are welcome if there is space available. Seminar fee: $295 (meals included). To register, download the registration form or contact Charlene Costello no later than Friday May 21: firstname.lastname@example.org; 410.820.5374.
Leaders from Sudan attending the Seminar:
- Neroun Phillip Ajo Kuku, SPLM Co-Chairman for the Assessment and Evaluation Commission of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which is responsible for overseeing CPA implementation in the state, as well as the founder of the Nuba Relief, Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NRRDO);
- Mary James Kuku, Chairperson of Health Committee in outgoing state Legislative Assembly and SPLM candidate to represent South Kordofan in Women's League of National Assembly;
- Siddig Mansour, SPLM Deputy Speaker of Parliament (2005-2010) in outgoing state Legislative Assembly and current independent candidate;
- Muhammed Kortokela, Economic Chairperson in outgoing Legislative Assembly, responsible for preparing the state budget and supervising international donor financed projects;
- Tia Tutu Tutu Kafi, SPLM Commissioner for Lagawa County.