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Princeton N. Lyman Appointed to Sudan Special Envoy

April 1, 2011

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UN and U.S. Special Envoy Officials pose with election materials that include voter registration kits, manuals and cards of referendum materials that were handed over in Khartoum October 30, 2010. (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Courtesy of Reuters)

Princeton N. Lyman has served as Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa. He was the Director of Refugee Programs and subsequently Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. Lyman has also held the Ralph Bunche Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last year he was recalled to the State Department to serve as a senior advisor to the Sudan. The appointment of such a distinguished diplomat is an encouraging sign of the Obama administrations continued engagement with Sudan in the aftermath of a referendum in which South Sudan has opted for independence.

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