Press Release: The Sudd Institute Announces New Executive Director

Author: Sudd Institute

Date: 7 September 2013


6th September 2013--Juba, South Sudan. The Sudd Institute board of directors appoints Professor Pauline Elaine Riak as the new Executive Director.

Professor Riak succeeds former Executive Director Dr. Jok Madut Jok, who has returned to the USA to resume his teaching career at the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California for a period of nine (9) months before returning to the institute. After co-founding the Sudd Institute early last year, Dr. Jok served as the organization’s founding Executive Director till August 2013.

About the Sudd Institute

The Sudd Institute is an independent research organization that conducts and facilitates policy relevant research and training to inform public policy and practice, to create opportunities for discussion and debate, and to improve analytical capacity in South Sudan. The Sudd Institute’s intention is to significantly improve the quality, impact, and accountability of local, national, and international policy and decision-making in South Sudan in order to promote a more peaceful, just and prosperous society.





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