Africa Events

Live Webcast/Book Launch: The Opportunity -- America's Moment to Alter History's Course

November 14, 2005 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's forum with the The Honorable Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A Director's Forum with H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit

November 04, 2005 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's forum with His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of Sudan, President of the Government of Southern Sudan, and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).

Special Briefing with the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa

October 21, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Africa Program
A Special Briefing by members of the United Nation's Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA). This is a first-ever opportunity to have an informal discussion of findings and proposed recommendations from the CHGA, who will publish their final report next month.

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

Burundi – A New Beginning

September 20, 2005 // 11:00am12:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi. Video of this event is now available.
Webcast

AGOA, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

September 14, 2005 // 8:30am2:30pm
Africa Program
A half-day conference examining the legacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and assessing ways to ensure that AGOA's potential is fully realized. Video of this event is available here.

Live Webcast--Building for the Future: Women's Role in Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction

September 13, 2005 // 8:30am1:15pm
Middle East Program
Sanam Anderlini, Independent Consultant on Gender, Peace, and Security Issues; Cheryl Benard, Senior Political Analyst and Director of the Initiative for Middle Eastern Youth, RAND Corporation; Rosalind Boyd, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Developing-Area Studies (CDAS), McGill University; Eulalie Nibizi, President, Burundi Trade Union, Bujumbura, Burundi; Ala Noori Talabani, Member of the Iraqi Interim National Assembly, Baghdad, Iraq; Jenni Williams, Director, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), Bulwayo, Zimbabwe.This event is cosponsored with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

Parks for Peace or Peace for Parks? Issues in Practice and Policy

September 12, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An ECSP conference explores the rhetoric and reality of peace parks. Drawing on future plans and successful projects in southern Africa, Kashmir, and the Korean peninsula, the speakers debated whether peace parks can protect the environment and promote conflict resolution.

Killing Neighbors: Social Dimensions of Genocide in Rwanda

August 25, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Africa Program
A presentation and discussion with Lee Ann Fujii, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow on the social dimensions of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, focusing on the experiences of two rural villages. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated the discussion.

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