Francis Mading Deng is currently Deputy Rapporteur of South Sudan National Dialogue and Roving Ambassador. He formerly held the positions of Sudan’s Ambassador to the Nordic countries, Canada, and the United States; Sudan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; the first Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the United Nations; Human Rights Officer in the U.N. Secretariat; Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Internally Displaced Persons; and Special Advisor of the Secretary General for the Prevention of Genocide. He holds an Ll.B. (honors) from Khartoum University, and an Ll.M. and J.S.D. from Yale University. He has authored or edited over forty scholarly books on a wide variety of subjects and two novels on the crisis of identity in the Sudan. Dr. Deng has held senior positions in leading American Universities and think tanks.