Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Events

The Road to Peace in Liberia: Citizen Views on Transitional Justice

November 10, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with John Moreira of Greenberg Quinlan Research and Tornorlah Varpilah of the Transitional Justice Working Group. They discussed the results of a national survey and of twelve focus groups organized in Liberia, which explored the public's attitudes about justice and reconciliation after thirteen years of armed conflict and horrible atrocities. The first of its kind in Liberia, this public opinion project sought to ascertain how the Liberian public believes abuses committed during the war should be addressed. A powerpoint summary of the findings and background information are available for download. After the presentation, Moreira and Varpilah were interviewed by the Wilson Center's Dialogue program.

Film Screening and Discussion: God Sleeps in Rwanda

November 09, 2004 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Africa Program
A screening of God Sleeps in Rwanda by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, which traces the impact of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on the lives of the women who survived it. Discussion followed with filmmaker Kimberlee Acquaro and Norah Bagarinkah, genocide survivor and activist. An online exhibit of Ms. Acquaro's photographs can be viewed via the Holocaust Museum website.

Peacekeeping and Security Issues in West Africa: A West African Perspective

October 27, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Africa Program
A discussion with four star general Lamine Cissé, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Senegal and current representative of the UN Secretary General to the Central Africa Region. General Cissé discussed the long-term challenges of regional insecurity in West Africa, and the role of regional actors in peacekeeping and stabilization operations. Ambassador Dane F. Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal, served as moderator. The full text of General Cissé's remarks is available for download.

Documentary Screening: AIDS Warriors

October 21, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The PBS series Wide Angle, which seeks to reveal the "humanity behind the headlines," sent award-winning filmmakers Micah Fink and Andrew Young to Angola to look behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic and examine the role of the military in fighting this health crisis.

Reconstruction & Stabilization: Enhancing U.S. Post-Conflict Capacity

October 20, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Coordinator, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission and former U.S. Representative

Promoting Peace in Sudan: The Critical Role of Civil Society

October 14, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Venue: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference Room.Sudanese Women Leaders (TBD); Carla Koppell, Deputy Director, Washington Office, Hunt Alternatives Fund; Rick Barton, Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, CSIS

Sustainability: A Security Imperative

October 06, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Klaus Toepfer launches the new publication, Understanding Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation, produced by UNEP and ECSP. The report goes beyond the headlines to find fertile ground for peace in environmental cooperation.

Book Launch – Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror

October 05, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Douglas Farah, an award-winning investigative journalist for the Washington Post. Mr. Farah discussed his recently published book, Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror, a book which Gen. Barry McCaffrey, professor of National Security Studies at West Point calls "required reading for the thousands of U.S. and Allied law enforcement and intelligence officers prosecuting the global war on terror."

Gender in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The World Bank Track Record

September 29, 2004 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Venue: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Somers RoomElaine Zuckerman, President, Gender Action; Marcia Greenberg, Adjunct Law Professor, Cornell University; Ian Bannon, Manager, Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Unit, The World Bank; Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Director, Policy Commission, Women Waging Peace; Anita Sharma, Director, Conflict Prevention Project, The Woodrow Wilson Center

Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan

September 24, 2004 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Lual Deng, advisor to the Economic Commission of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, on "Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan." His presentation will highlight the opportunities for economic growth in Southern Sudan, as well as prospects for international investment, "wealth sharing" arrangements and the economic impact of the ongoing peace negotiations. The full text of Deng's paper is available for download.

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