Africa Events

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Women Leaders Reflect on the Prospects for Peace in Northern Uganda

January 17, 2007 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program joined the Initiative for Inclusive Security in hosting a discussion with seven northern Ugandan women leaders on the prospects for peace and stability in Uganda.

Securing Somalia's Future: Options for Diplomacy, Assistance, and Security Engagement

January 17, 2007 // 7:00am1:00pm
Africa Program
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.

Burundi at Peace: What Does it Mean?

January 12, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
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.

Buying Time for Peace: the Multi-country Demobilization & Reintegration Program in the Great Lakes

December 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
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.
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Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
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.
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Assessing Prospects for Peace in Sudan: Perspectives from Three Recent Trips to the Region

December 06, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
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.
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How Swaziland's Governance Model and AIDS Crisis Intersect

December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
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.

An Opposition View of Uganda's Political Evolution

November 27, 2006 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Africa Program
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.
Webcast

The DRC Elections: The Second Round

October 25, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
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.
Webcast

Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region

October 16, 2006 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
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.

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