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Ahmed Hussain Adam

Ahmed Hussain Adam is a Visiting Fellow with the Cornell Institute for African Development. Mr. Adam is a prominent Sudanese politician and scholar from Darfur. He studied law in Sudan and public international law in the UK, where he received his LL/M in International Law from Westminster University, London. He was previously a Lecturer in Public International Law at Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. A prominent voice for the people of Darfur and all oppressed Sudanese, he has been one of the principal negotiators on their behalf in various peace talks sponsored by international and regional organizations such as the United Nations, the African Union, and the Arab League. Most recently Mr. Adam was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, where he was also co-chair of the Two Sudans Project and Forum at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Mr. Adam is currently working on a book manuscript titled Darfur Betrayed: An Insider’s Perspective. The proposed book attempts to offer a scholarly, insider perspective on the Darfur peace processes since 2004. The book will critically examine the role and response of the regional and international community to the crisis of Darfur. Mr. Adam writes opinion pieces and is a regular commentator in many international and Sudanese media outlets, including Foreign Policy, New York Times, AljazeeraEnglish/Arabic, the Guardian, Huffington Post, World Policy Journal, Sudan Tribune, African Arguments and Middle East Eye.