January 17, 2007 // 7:00am — 1:00pm
A discussion of U.S. and international approaches toward the Somalia crisis. Panels will examine the quickly evolving situation as well as options for international engagement. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) and Ambassador Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa will keynote. This event was held at CSIS.
January 12, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
The 126th Great Lakes Policy Forum will feature a discussion of Burundian politics, eighteen months after the nation's historic elections. This event will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
December 13, 2006 // 12:00pm — 2:30pm
The 125th Great Lakes Policy forum, will feature a film screening and discussion of World Bank-led DDR programs in Central Africa. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
December 06, 2006 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A discussion with Carla Koppell, Director of The Initiative for Inclusive Security, Dave Peterson, Director of the Africa Program at the National Endowment for Democracy and Sarah Martin, Advocate at Refugees International. Panelists discussed their findings gathered from recent visits to Sudan. Princeton Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations moderated this event.
December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.
November 27, 2006 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
A discussion with Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of the Forum for Democratic Change. Besigye presented his view of Uganda's political evolution, focusing on issues of multi-party electoral democracy, and prospects for the future.Steve McDonald served as moderator.
October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
A discussion, co-sponsored with the Great Lakes Policy Forum on the second round of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants included the Wilson Center's Howard Wolpe, International Crisis Group's Caty Clement and Rick Neal of Refugees International.
October 16, 2006 // 10:00am — 11:30am
A discussion with Michael Arietti, the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda. Arietti provided a U.S. perspective on economic and political developments in Rwanda. He also discussed the role of Rwanda in the broader Great Lakes Region of Africa, as well as its evolving relationship with the U.S.
October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.