March 19, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Professor Bernadette Atuahene led a discussion of her new book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her work is based on interviews that she conducted with over 150 South Africans who were forcibly removed from urban areas, and who received compensation through the land restitution program. The book provides an unbiased, bottom-up evaluation of the program’s successes and failures.
March 10, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, which has already covered Russia and Ukraine, China and Asia Pacific, and North America, as well as a 2015 energy policy outlook keynoted by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The framework for this Center Series is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, now in its second edition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
March 02, 2015 // 2:45pm — 4:30pm
On March 2, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program, in partnership with the African Union Mission, hosted a private roundtable discussion on the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). The discussion featured H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry with the African Union, as well as representatives from several Congressional offices from both parties. Commissioner Acyl was joined by the African Union Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Amina Ali and additional representatives from the African Union. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, facilitated the discussion.
February 27, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
In three months, the Burundian elections season will begin. These will be the country’s second direct elections since its decade-long conflict ended in 2003. Preparations are underway for the elections, with the mobilization of efforts by the Burundian Government, its international partners, as well as national and global civil society groups. Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a panel to discuss the current pre-electoral context in Burundi, and priorities over the coming months.
International Aid to Fight Ebola: Japanese and U.S. Perspectives on Challenges of Combating Communicable Diseases
February 18, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Efforts to fight the outbreak of Ebola have not only led to a flurry of assistance from nations worldwide, but have also highlighted the need for global cooperation in preventing and controlling pandemic outbreaks across borders. Join us to assess how Japanese and U.S. non-profit organizations and private corporations have played a key role in advancing research as well as assistance to help control outbreaks, and what can be done to improve private-public cooperation in stemming communicable diseases.
Great Lakes Policy Forum| Land Tenure, Conflict, and Marginalization: New Analysis and Responses in Uganda
February 12, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Rapid population growth and commercial investments are transforming rural Uganda, where 85% of citizens rely on access to productive land for their livelihood. Access to justice in land-related matters is largely out of reach, particularly for the most marginalized groups. To address some of these issues, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the Africa Program of the Wilson Center hosted a discussion on the changing dynamics of land tenure and access to justice in Uganda. The discussion featured Albert Gomez Mugumya and Jennifer Ober of USAID’s Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE) Program in Uganda. The SAFE Program is implemented by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and SFCG, in partnership with local non-governmental organizations and community groups in 20 of the most conflict-affected districts of Uganda.
February 12, 2015 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts expect the upcoming UN climate change summit will be the best chance to achieve a binding, universal agreement to limit carbon emissions. But the conference is not getting the attention it deserves from policymakers and the public, given the stakes, said Nick Mabey, founding director and chief executive of the UK-based environmental NGO E3G at the Wilson Center on February 12.
February 11, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an off-the-record panel discussion examining the up-to-the-minute issues in Nigeria’s presidential contest.
February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm — 4:15pm
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.
January 26, 2015 // 1:00pm — 3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Urban Sustainability Laboratory of the Wilson Center joins with USAID, International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance and the World Bank to invite you to a seminar on: Urban Opportunities: Perspectives on Climate Change, Resilience, and Inclusion.