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.
September 13, 2006 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A launch and discussion of a recent Solidarity Center report, entitled Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Swaziland. The discussion will focus on the impact of international trade upon working conditions in that Southern African nation.
September 11, 2006 // 8:30am — 4:00pm
A daylong symposium, in partnership with the National Defense University to assess the progress and challenges in implementing Sudan's landmark Comprehensive Peace Agreement. This event will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair. Free Registration is Required.
September 07, 2006 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The 121st Great Lakes Policy forum, which will provide a debriefing on the first round of elections in the DRC. This event will be held at John's Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.