Africa Events

The Current State of the Burundi Peace Process

June 24, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Comments delivered by His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, former President of Burundi on the current state of the Burundi Peace Process. He discussed both the challenges and opportunities facing the nation, as it seeks to emerge from nearly a decade of civil conflict.

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

A Vision for Madagascar: A Path from Poverty to Growth

May 29, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
His Excellency Marc Ravalomanana, the president of Madagascar, says that his country stands ready to fully join the global marketplace while also preserving its unique environmental heritage and bringing prosperity to its citizens.

Sudan: The Road to Progress

May 20, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
In his prepared remarks, the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail, offered a perspective on three issues of concern for Sudan: the peace process and the post-conflict period, Sudan's role in counter terrorism efforts, and human rights and religious freedoms in Sudan

The Burundi Leadership Training Program: The First Six Months

May 13, 2003 // 8:30am3:00pm
Africa Program
The World Bank's Post Conflict Fund made a grant in December 2002 to the Woodrow Wilson Center to launch a leadership-training project in Burundi, designed to advance the country's post-war economic reconstruction. The project management team, consisting of Africa Project Consulting Director Howard Wolpe and Program Manager Steve McDonald brought to the Center for a day-long report and evaluation Burundian consultant (and former Human Rights Minister) Eugène Nindorera, trainers Elizabeth McClintock (Program Director of the Cambridge-based Conflict Management Group) and Alain Lempereur (Director of the Paris Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation in Europe, and workshop training participants Rémy Nahimana(Director, Burundi Catholic Peace and Justice Commission) and Domitille Barancira (President, Constitutional Court of Burundi). Invited to participate in this review of project methodology, training content and project impact were donor agencies, NGOs active in Burundi, practitioners in the field of conflict resolution and economic recovery, and others who are involved in Great Lakes regional issues.

Soviet Policy in West Africa (1956-1964) as an Episode of the Cold War

May 12, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Cold War International History Project

A South African Perspective on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa

May 06, 2003 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A South African Perspective on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, presented by Peter Soal, the Chairman of the South Africa Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch.

Book Launch: Between Faith and History-A Biography of J.A. Kufuor

April 21, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Africa Program
John Agyekum Kufuor became the President of Ghana on January 7, 2001. The road to the presidency was tortuous and is reflective of Ghana's political history, which since Kwame Nkrumah led to independence in 1957, has been dominated by military interventions and dictatorships.

Angola's First Year of Peace: An Assessment

April 08, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
with Ibrahim Gambari, Under Secretary and Special Advisor for African Affairs to the UN; Walter Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa; Ambassador Paul Hare, Executive Director, U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce; Witney Schneidman, President, Schneidman and Associates; John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

The Sudanese War and the Nuba People

February 27, 2003 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Suleiman Musa Ruhhal, Director, Nuba Survival; Ambassador Michael Ranneberger, State Department Special Advisor on Sudan; and John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

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