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Nicholas Coghlan / @NicholasCoghlan

Former Canadian diplomat

Nicholas Coghlan served as Canada's first resident diplomat in Khartoum, Sudan (2000–2003). His experiences over that period are recounted in Far in the Waste Sudan (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005). He was also the first resident Canadian ambassador in Juba, the capital of the newly independent South Sudan. Coghlan and his wife, Jenny, were awarded the Meritorious Service Cross for their role in the evacuation of Canadian citizens from Juba when civil war broke out in late 2013. His most recent book is Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat’s Memoir of South Sudan (McGill-Queen’s, 2017). He lives on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

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