UNICEF Officer To Discuss Assistance To The Sudan March 27

March 21, 2000

An information officer for UNICEF's Operation Lifeline Sudan, will discuss "Humanitarian Assistance in the Sudan: Helping the Poor or Fueling the War?" as part of the seventh annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues at Baylor University. Julianna Lindsey will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Jones Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor campus. A reception in the Hooper-Schaefer lounge will immediately will follow the lecture.

Lindsey also will discuss careers in world affairs at 2 p.m. that day in the Cowden Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The daughter of Jonathan and Annette Lindsey of Waco, Lindsey received her bachelor's degree from Davidson College and a master's degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She began her humanitarian work in 1995 when she served as a human rights monitor with the Comunidades de la Resistencia Popular in the Ixcan region of Guatemala.

In 1997 she worked as an umbrella grant program manager with the International Rescue Committee in Khartoum, Sudan. In 1998, she became information officer for Operation Lifeline Sudan in Khartoum and Lokichokio, the forward staging base for humanitarian operations in southern Sudan.

Lindsey currently works with UNICEF-Operation Lifeline Sudan in Nairobi, Kenya, in which she is developing a new project to promote awareness of and respect for human rights among the Sudanese.

The Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues was created in 1994 as a memorial to Laura Blanche Jackson, who graduated from Baylor in 1985 with a degree in political science and became the director of marketing for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. After Jackson's death from cancer in 1992, her family created the lectureship to examine various world issues as a way to honor her passion for world affairs.

Lindsey's lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department of political science at 710-3161.

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